Google Sued in Spain Over Data Collecting
Posted in: Legal, Privacy & Security at 18/08/2010 14:47
A judge in Spain opened an investigation into whether Google unlawfully collected data from unsecured wireless networks while gathering photographs for Google's photo-mapping service Street View.
The judge, Raquel Fernandino, has ordered a representative from Google to appear before her in early October over a lawsuit filed by a Spanish association of Internet users. The summons was issued last month, but made public only this week.
Spain takes on Google over privacy violations in Street View
Spain has became the latest country to take on internet search giant Google over alleged privacy violations made during mapping for its "Street View" feature.
A Madrid judge has ordered a Google representative to appear in court in October as part of an investigation into whether the company committed a "computer crime" while taking shots of the city streets in Spain.