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Google Argues Request For Files Is Unjustified

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    Google Inc. argued against disclosing millions of search queries along with one million randomly selected Web page addresses to the Department of Justice in court papers filed Friday.

    The documents filed in San Jose federal District Court claim the release of the data would expose Google trade secrets without justification.

    The disclosure also would undermine the trust Google has built up with its users, the legal documents state. The papers were filed in response to a lawsuit the department filed last month seeking the records for a lawsuit defending the Child Online Protection Act.

    The act is meant to keep minors from Web sites with sexually explicit material, but is being challenged by the American Civil Liberties Union, which contends it violates the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment right to free speech.

    A March 13 hearing has been set in the case.

    Google's filing in the case claims the release of data to the Justice Department would tell the world about its proprietary systems for conducting online Web searches.

    Full article: http://www.isedb.com/db/blogs/1646/
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