Google Denies Authorizing Street View Data Grab In UK

Law360, New York (June 20, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT) -- Google Inc. managers didn’t authorize personal data collection in its Street View project, Google's global privacy counsel told the U.K.’s privacy regulator in a letter made public Monday, saying the company was “surprised” the agency had reopened its investigation into alleged privacy breaches.

Peter Fleischer told the U.K. Information Commissioner's Office that Google was “profoundly sorry for having collected payload data from unencrypted networks” and that it has done its best to provide clear and accurate information in the investigations since the collection practice was discovered....
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