A Reassured F.T.C. Ends Google Street View Inquiry

The Federal Trade Commission announced Wednesday that it had ended its investigation of Google’s collection of Internet users’ personal communications by the company’s Street View cars.In a letter, David C. Vladeck, the director of the bureau of consumer protection, said that the F.T.C. was satisfied with the steps Google had taken to prevent a recurrence of the problem, including naming a director of privacy and beefing up privacy training for employees. The company assured the commission that it had not used the data and promised to delete it as soon as possible.

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