Microsoft defends their decision to give search data to US DoJ

Microsoft defends their decision to give search data to US DoJ

A big controversy is going on between the search engine giants Google and the United States Department of Justice. The government body wants Google to provide them with a certain amount of data related to random search queries made on the search engine. Google has declined this request from the authorities and might now face legal pressures to give up on their stand.

However, the interesting part of the news is that all the other big players in the search engine market have complied with the ruling and that includes the software giant Microsoft’s MSN Search Engine. The company is now defending their decision to hand over search data to the U.S. government and claims that the company took care not to reveal any personal information related to their users.

Company representatives said in a Blog post that Microsoft did not divulge any personal user information when it provided the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) with data from its search service. Ken Moss, general manager of MSN Web Search added in a statement: “At MSN Search, we have strict guidelines in place to protect the privacy of our customer’s data, and I think you’ll agree that privacy was fully protected. We tried to strike the right balance in a very sensitive matter.”

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