Do Search Engine Database Activities Invade Privacy?

Search engines and e-mail providers are asked for information about specific people in hundreds of cases yearly by law enforcement officers and parties involved in civil lawsuits. Their privacy policies warn users that data can be turned over to authorities. Search engines create their databases by receiving record compliance from webmasters. This record compliance is often created manually or by software robots.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

Does the search engine make your private life public?
What is a "Spider"?
Are search engines databases legally protected?


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