Google's recent legal spat with the U.S. Department of Justice highlights not only what information search engines record about us but also the shortcomings in a federal law that's supposed to protect online privacy.I'm surprised that enterprising lawyers haven't thought of this before. For example, in a "hostile work environment" sexual harrassment case, do you think the plaintiff will not try to subpoena search records from the businesses IP addresses to show that the naughty boys have been watching pr0n at work?
It's only a matter of time before other attorneys realize that a person's entire search history is available for the asking, and the subpoenas begin to fly. This could happen in civil lawsuits or criminal prosecutions.
Pooh now has the willies, read the whole thing.