Google cleared of wi-fi snooping in UK

Google did not grab “significant” personal details when collecting data from wi-fi networks, according to the UK’s Information Commissioner Office (ICO).The finding came after the body reviewed some of the data Google scooped up from unsecured networks.Google said the data was “mistakenly” gathered while logging wi-fi hotspots to help with location-based services.The ICO said it would closely monitor other global investigations.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-10805090Also see:Google Wi-Fi data capture cleared by Information Commissioner
The Information Commissioner has ruled that Google is unlikely to have collected “significant amounts of personal data” with its StreetView mapping cars.The decision was described by privacy campaigners Big Brother Watch as “farcical”.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/jul/29/google-streetview-information-commissioner

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