New Zealand police to probe Google

New Zealand police will investigate Google over its collection of data from wireless networks.The country’s Privacy Commissioner has asked police to investigate whether the company committed a criminal offence by collecting data from Wi-Fi networks while taking photos for its street maps service. see:Police probe possible Google privacy breach
New Zealand police are investigating a possible breach of privacy by the world’s biggest internet company.A report has found Google collected and stored wireless internet information it photographed for its street view programme. giant Google faces NZ police probe
Police are investigating allegations that computer giant Google illegally gathered personal email and wireless internet data during its “Street View” operation in New Zealand.Police spokesman Grant Ogilvie confirmed last night that the Office of the Privacy Commissioner had asked the force to investigate. This would be done by the Wellington-based National Cyber Crime Centre.

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