Google Unveils Opt-Out Plan For WiFi Data Collection

Law360, New York (November 16, 2011, 1:38 PM EST) -- Google Inc. has rolled out a plan to allow wireless router owners to opt out of its collection of data from the devices, but the Netherlands' privacy watchdog indicated Tuesday that it had not yet determined whether the plan addressed its concerns about the practice.

Google unveiled a plan on Monday that allows router owners worldwide to opt out of the data collection by changing their wireless network name to end with “_nomap.” The tech giant uses routers' signals to track smartphones and provide location-specific services....
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