Google admits that it did not eliminate all the collected data with Street View
Follow the controversy over illegal collection of Data over WiFi networks through Google Street View cars, discovered two years ago . After the scandal, the company committed to Privacy agencies to delete the data “as soon as possible”, which as revealed today, failed.
The Global Privacy Executive of Google, Peter Fleischer, said the company “recently confirmed that it still possesses a small amount of data collected by our Street View cars in the United States” and other countries.
Google collected data in over 30 countries, and although the company said initially it was fragmentary information was later revealed that among the data had emails, passwords, URLs visited by users, etc. .
Admission apparently occurred as a result of the reopening of the investigation that the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in England carried out regarding the collection of information from Google. The company was recently fined by the FCC for obstructing the investigation .
Google has said all along that the data collection was “accidental” but no doubt that’s true. Fleischer said the company “apologizes for the error” and is notifying the appropriate agencies in each country where you have data.
Meanwhile, the ICO asked Google not to delete the data, to analyze them.
Link: Google admits it did not delete Street View data (Reuters)Tags: Data, Google, Google Street View, Privacy, Street View