engine - 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.
Google in 'significant breach' of UK Data Protection Laws