Google to Give Governments Street View Data
Posted in: Legal, Privacy & Security at 04/06/2010 15:51
Google is bowing to the demands of four European governments and says it will begin surrendering the data it improperly collected over unsecured wireless networks.
Eric E. Schmidt, Google's chief executive, told The Financial Times in an interview in London that within the next two days, the company would share the data with regulators in Germany, Spain, France and Italy. The data is thought to include fragments of personal information like e-mail and bank account numbers.
Google is "close" to handing over German wi-fi data
Search giant Google has said it is "close" to resolving issues that have prevented it from passing a hard disk of data to German authorities.
The disk contains wi-fi data Google Street View cars gathered by mistake.
Pressure to make the data available has been increased by the German regional Information Commissioner that started the inquiry.
Google to hand over intercepted data
Google will begin handing over to European regulators the rogue data it intercepted from private WiFi internet connections within the next two days, in an effort to defuse growing controversy over its latest privacy blunder.
Eric Schmidt, chief executive, said the world's largest internet company would hand over information initially to the German, French and Spanish data protection authorities. Germany is considering a criminal investigation into the practice. Google faced a stand-off with Hamburg privacy authorities last week over whether it would be legal to hand over the rogue data. It now appears willing to reach a compromise.
European regulators to get Google Wi-Fi data
Google will publish the results of an third-party audit into its Wi-Fi data gathering gaffe and hand over the personal data that it gathered to European officials.
Google CEO Eric Schmidt told The Financial Times Thursday that Google plans to turn over personal data gathered as part of its Street View project to data protection authorities in France, Germany, Italy, and Spain, where investigations are pending into the revelation that Google was gathering a lot more than pictures of streetscapes with its Street View cars. Google is also facing lawsuits and inquiries in the U.S. over the issue, but it's not clear what Google plans to do with data gathered in this country.
Google to hand over Street View data
The global search giant Google said today it would hand over private data it collected through wireless networks to French, German and Spanish authorities as it faces mounting legal challenges concerning its data collection for a mapping service.
Canada recently launched a probe into Google related to its Street View service, which uses camera-equipped fleets of cars to provide real-world images of streets and roads.
Google to provide data to European authorities
Google Inc said on Saturday it would hand over data it collected through wireless networks to French, German and Spanish authorities as it faces mounting legal issues concerning its data collection.
Canada recently launched a probe into Google amid privacy concerns related to the search giant's Street View service, which uses camera-equipped fleets of cars to take panoramic pictures for its online atlas.