Privacy not at risk from subpoenas, Justice says

The Justice Department on Friday said privacy rights are not at risk in its pursuit of search records from Google, according to the Associated Press.

In an 18-page brief, the law enforcement agency argued that the information it's seeking in defense of the Child Online Protection Act would not identify or be traceable to specific individuals. Google has been vigorously resisting subpoenas in the case.

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