FCC Info Prompts UK To Reopen Google Street View Probe

Law360, New York (June 12, 2012, 6:20 PM EDT) -- The U.K.’s privacy regulator reopened an investigation into Google Inc.’s privacy policies after U.S. officials revealed the search giant may have intentionally gathered emails, passwords and other private information when preparing to launch its Street View service.

Steve Eckersley, head of the U.K. Information Commissioner's Office, said in a letter made public Tuesday that new evidence suggested Google may have deliberately gathered confidential information — including email addresses, passwords, phone numbers and user names — from U.K. residents while constructing the digital images used by its...
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