Google and Viacom agree on database sharing

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Google and Viacom agree on database sharing

Identities will be hidden

GOOGLE AND VIACOM have come to an agreement over a database which would have contained the the personal details of every person ever to have viewed a Youtube video.

The files, which an American court has ordered Google to hand over as evidence in a copyright infringement case, would have included IP addresses and user IDs for millions of users.

Both Google, and just about every online privacy organisation on the planet, got all of a dither about handing over the info, but it seems that the two parties are playing fair for once and the pertinent fields will be hidden using encryption.

Viacom has agreed not to fiddle with the data as part of a mutual agreement hammered out yesterday. (c) 2010 Incisive Media

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