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UK: Google To Delete Street View Personal Data
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msg:4232393
 4:10 pm on Nov 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

UK: Google To Delete Street View Personal Data [guardian.co.uk]
Google is to delete the sensitive information including full emails and passwords it illegally captured from Wi-Fi networks when its Street View cars mapped the UK's towns and cities.

The technology giant has signed a commitment (PDF) to improve its data handling following the Information Commissioner's Office ruling that it committed a "significant breach" of the Data Protection Act (DPA) during the mapping in the past two years.

The ICO will also audit Google's compliance with the DPA in August 2011.




PDF [ico.gov.uk...]

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Google in 'significant breach' of UK Data Protection Laws
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Sgt_Kickaxe




msg:4232533
 9:21 pm on Nov 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

For legal reasons they'll have to keep a copy of what they they propose to delete so what's the point?

zeus




msg:4232570
 11:16 pm on Nov 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

and where is the punishment for this crime, if I would have done that I would be in Prison by now.

rollinj




msg:4233282
 3:27 am on Nov 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

I think their punishment has been global humiliation/embarassment for allowing it to happen.

Also, if you would have done that, your intentions would probably have been much more sinister than those of Google.

Swanny007




msg:4233331
 5:01 am on Nov 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

So when will Goofle do the responsible thing and delete the same data from every country?

Regardless of what anyone says, I do think this data collection was intentional. They are too smart to accidentally do something like this. They're sorry they got caught...

wheel




msg:4233553
 12:42 pm on Nov 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

I think their punishment has been global humiliation/embarassment for allowing it to happen.

that's hardly a business punishment.

Makaveli2007




msg:4235046
 9:26 pm on Nov 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

today I read an article that some folks in germany (where i live...) have thrown a bunch of eggs at the houses of the people who made sure theyre not showing up in streetview.

some people in the comments of that article actually agreed with them (and that people who "prevent innovation" basically deserve this).

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.

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