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Judge in Google Antitrust Suit Aims to Protect Confidential Data of Unnamed Firms

Judge Sean Jordan of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, who is hearing an antitrust lawsuit against Google, has limited what the search engine’s lawyers will have access to as a way to ensure “confidential information used in an upcoming trial remains secure.” So reports Reuters.

google 76517 640smallUnidentified companies in the lawsuit expressed concerns that information forwarded to the Texas attorney general’s office, such as business plans and negotiation conversations, might be seen by Google executives. Google’s counsel may be allowed to see some information deemed “confidential,” but they will be limited in their ability to advise on certain relevant topics for two years.

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