Monday, March 21, 2011

Google fined $140,000 for gathering and storing data through Street View cameras...

Google was hit with its first ever fine for improperly gathering and storing data for its Street View application today by France's privacy watchdog.

The £87,500 penalty - the largest ever by French body CNIL - penalises Google for collecting personal data from Wi-Fi networks, including emails, web browsing histories and online banking details.

The fine - which covers 2007 to 2010 for the Street View service's roaming camera-mounted cars and bicycles - is the first for Google over the data-gathering.

More than 30 countries have complained about it and at least two other European nations are considering fines.

Google Inc has apologised and said it will delete the data. More...

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