Google has been told that it may be breaking European privacy laws by keeping people’s search information on its servers for up to two years.
A data protection group that advises the European Union has written to the search giant to express concerns.
The Article 29 group, made up of data protection commissioners around the EU, has asked Google to clarify its policy.
A spokeswoman for Google said the firm would answer the EU’s privacy concerns before the panel’s next meeting at the end of June.
“The concern is about keeping information about people’s search for a definite period of time ranging from 18 to 24 months,” she said.
“They (the working party) believe it is too long.”