US privacy watchdog demands full FCC report on Google Street View
Posted in: Legal, Privacy & Security at 20/04/2012 18:30
The Electronic Privacy Information Center is demanding that the U.S. Federal Communications Commission release the complete report on its Google Street View investigation.
The Washington advocacy group has filed a Freedom of Information Act request to see the full 25-page report. The version that the FCC released last Friday was heavily redacted.
EPIC Demands Details of Federal Communications Commission's Google Investigation
EPIC has filed a FOIA request for the unredacted version of the FCC's Google Street View report. The Federal Communications Commission announced that it will fine Google $25,000 for obstructing an investigation concerning Google Street View and federal wiretap law.
A heavily redacted report released this week revealed that the Commission found that Google impeded the investigation by "delaying its search for and production of responsive emails and other communications, by failing to identify employees, and by withholding verification of the completeness and accuracy of its submissions." But the redacted report also raised questions about the scope of the FCC' Street View investigation. Surprisingly, the FCC concluded that Google had not violated the federal wiretap act, even though a federal court recently held otherwise.