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|UK ICO: Google Didn't Take "Significant" Details Over WiFi|
| 4:11 pm on Jul 29, 2010 (gmt 0)|
UK ICO: Google Didn't Take "Significant" Details Over WiFi [bbc.co.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.
Google Street View WiFi Appears To Have Collected Email and Passwords[ [webmasterworld.com]
| 6:59 pm on Jul 29, 2010 (gmt 0)|
The ICO have previous form like this. They dropped my issue with BT / Phorm because the "IP address was paid for by a business" and other such nonsense technicalities.
They will say and do anything not to take action against clear breaches of privacy.
|“There is also no evidence as yet that the data captured by Google has caused or could cause any individual detriment. Nevertheless it was wrong to collect the information.” |
Total waste of time, a useless QUANGO stuffed with the tea and muffin brigade which should be the first in the line for government cut backs.
I was being polite about them there.
| 4:09 pm on Jul 30, 2010 (gmt 0)|
The UK is pretty much a surveillance society anyway, I doubt any privacy breach means much to them.
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