Mixed ruling for Google

A US federal judge has denied a government request that Google be ordered to hand over a sample keywords, but required the company to produce some web addresses indexed in its system.
In a 21-page ruling, Judge James Ware of the US District for the Northern District of California said the privacy considerations of Google users led him to deny part of the Justice Department’s request.
“To the extent the motion seeks an order compelling Google to disclose search queries of its users the motion is denied,” Judge Ware wrote.
US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales had subpoenaed Google to turn over data the government wanted from the company as part of the Bush Administration’s attempt to defend a federal law on child pornography on the internet.
Australian IT – Mixed ruling in search battle (Eric Auchard and Adam Tanner in San Francisco, MARCH 20, 2006)