Google Under Privacy Investigation Again
Posted on Oct 24, 2010
Google is back in the privacy hot seat, as Britain’s privacy commission says it will once again investigate the kind and amount of personal information that the Internet search giant gathered from private Wi-Fi networks as its Google Street View cars patrolled.
Britain’s privacy watchdog is to look again at what personal information internet giant Google gathered from private wi-fi networks.
The Information Commissioner’s Office had investigated a sample earlier this year after it was revealed that Google had collected personal data during its Street View project.
At the time, it said no “significant” personal details were collected.
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The focus of the privacy investigations is the information that Google Maps cars obtained while driving through Britain.