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Google must delete last of UK Street View data
From: Jeffrey Walton <noloader () gmail com>
Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2013 19:30:12 -0400
"Catch me if you can" at its finest from corporate america. They
should put Page, Sergey, Schmidt, Doerr, Greene, Hennessy, Mather,
Otellini,Shriram and Tilghman in jail for 30 days. The jailed could
use that time to reflect upon their position of ignoring local, state
and federal laws.
Despite earlier assurances that it had been deleted, Google still had
in its possesion payload data collected by its Street View cars' Wi-Fi
systems. The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has therefore
announced that it is using an enforcement noticePDF to force the
company to destroy the data or face prosecution. The payload data was
collected by Google's Street View cars when driving around the
countryside; the software that was mapping out the location of Wi-Fi
access points was also recording any data packets it could see which
could include fragments of Wi-Fi users' email, passwords or other
personal data. The decision to enforce and prosecute over the payload
data came as a result of investigations started when ICO reopened the
case in April 2012 after concerns about the engineer's actions working
with the data. This then immediately raised questions about how the
search company has handled the data.
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- Google must delete last of UK Street View data Jeffrey Walton (Jun 24)