Google Heads to Court to Protect Users
The company will defend in court its decision to withhold search records from the government. (BetaNews)Google will face off against the United States government in a federal court on Feb. 22 over whether the Department of Justice can force the search giant to turn over records from its database. The conflict stems from a subpoena demanding information on searches, which Google refused to comply with, citing privacy concerns.
The government is attempting to gather data to support a child protection law that was struck down two years ago by the U.S. Supreme Court.