Google told to delete Street View payload data or face UK prosecution

Google has been threatened with criminal proceedings by the information commissioner’s office (ICO) over data secretly collected by its Street View cars in the UK.The privacy watchdog said it would prosecute the US firm under the contempt of court act if it failed to delete private information it gathered from public Wi-Fi networks. see:Street View: Google given 35 days to delete wi-fi data
Google has been given 35 days to delete any remaining data it “mistakenly collected” while taking pictures for its Street View service, or face criminal proceedings.But the UK Information Commissioner’s Office did not impose a fine.Its investigation into Google reopened last year after further revelations about the data taken from wi-fi networks.

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