frontpage - 11:36 am on Aug 10, 2010 (gmt 0)
Police raid Google Korea on suspicion of communication law violation
SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's police said Tuesday its investigators raided the office of Google Korea in Seoul on suspicion that the local unit of Google Inc., operator of the world's largest Web search service, has illegally collected individuals' personal information for its map service.
The National Police Agency (NPA) said that its cyber crime investigation team was looking into allegations that Google Korea has violated the communications and privacy law in making Street View, a Google map service that features a panoramic view of streets.
A group of NPA investigators stormed into the office of Google Korea in southern Seoul earlier Tuesday and seized hard drives and related documents, the agency said.
After completing an analysis of the confiscated items, the police plan to summon company officials for investigation, it said.
I wonder when Google exec's will finally get the idea that citizens and governments don't like the espionage?