Google Battles U.S. Department of Justice
January 23, 2006 at 8:00 AM
Librarians use search engines like Google dozens of times a day, and we also care deeply about issues like library patron privacy. That’s why we were heartened to see that Google is refusing to comply with a U.S. Department of Justice subpoena, which asked Google to supply the goverment with a list of every search term entered by Google users during a specified week. DOJ filed a motion to compel compliance with the subpoena on January 18. Google’s associate general counsel Nicole Wong stated that Google plans to fight the DOJ request "vigorously." For a sampling of news coverage of this controversy, see these links from Google News.