Proposed: a consortium to address search query privacy policy

August 23rd, 2006

PrivacyPrivacy advocat Lauren Weinstein has proposed the creation of a high-level working group/consortium to address fundamental aspects of the technology and policy issues surrounding search query privacy and related topics.

“Participation by all stakeholders would be invited. Representatives of the major search engine firms and concerned government agencies, outside technologists and other persons involved in privacy and search issues, and other entities as appropriate would all play important roles.”

This sounds like a good idea, althought I suspect that it may be hard to delineate search query privacy from related issues.