Computerworld: Google moving search records out of China.
From it: The Mountain View, Calif., company has decided to store search records from the site outside of China in order to prevent that government from being able to access the data without Google’s consent, said Peter Norvig, Google’s director of research, speaking Monday at a panel discussion at Santa Clara University.
“We didn’t want to be in the position of having to hand over these kinds of records to the government,” he said.
I wonder if this matters at all. The records/data were created in China, and it seems to me that China could request them regardless. Of course, it would create an international conflict of law, which it seems Google is attempting to create. That, I think, will not go over well with the PRC. This one could get interesting.