The legal and political fallout from AOL's publication of some 650,000 users' search histories continues.
On Monday, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the digital rights group in San Francisco, filed a complaint against AOL with the Federal Trade Commission.
The "may" language could give AOL some wiggle room. Also, search data is an unusual creature: it can in some circumstances identify an individual, but not usually. For its part, AOL says it is conducting an internal investigation of its own.