I’ve been critical of Google on many scores, but I’m happy to hear that they’re fighting an attempt by the Department of Justice to cough up a bunch of log data for a fishing expedition.

Check out today’s scoop by the San Jose Mercury News, in which I’m quoted:

“This is exactly the kind of case that privacy advocates have long feared,” said Ray Everett-Church, a South Bay privacy consultant. “The idea that these massive databases are being thrown open to anyone with a court document is the worst-case scenario. If they lose this fight, consumers will think twice about letting Google deep into their lives.”

This should be an interesting fight! Kudos to Google for taking a stand.