Connecticut, other US states pursue Google over data grab

Connecticut’s attorney general said Monday that he would lead a multistate investigation into whether Google broke laws when it siphoned personal data off of wireless networks around the world. The company has said the data collection was inadvertent.Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said more than 30 states had participated in a recent conference call on the issue. He said consumers had a right to know what information was collected, and whether states need to alter procedures to guard against such leaks in the future. see:US states probe Google data collection
An investigation is about to start in the United States into whether Google broke any laws when it siphoned personal data off wireless networks.Australia, Germany, Spain and Italy have already begun investigating whether Google illegally collected private information from wireless networks as part of its Street View mapping service.

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