More Countries Tell Google: We'd Also Like Our Undeleted Street View Data, Thanks
Posted in: Legal, Privacy & Security at 01/08/2012 19:23
Google last week alerted authorities in affected countries that it failed to delete Wi-Fi payload data surreptitiously collected by Google Street View cars -- data that had supposedly been destroyed in 2010. Now the countries are replying one by one.
France's Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL) said today it wanted to look at the data from French networks before it is deleted.
Google Failed to Delete Street View Data in France
The French data protection authorities asked Google on Tuesday to examine private information that cars taking pictures for its Street View service collected, after Google acknowledged that it had retained some of the information despite promising to delete it.
The request by the French privacy protection agency, known as the C.N.I.L., followed a similar one last week from the Information Commissioner's Office of Britain.