UK Mulls Probe Of Google Street View, Australia Declines

Law360, New York (May 29, 2012, 9:32 PM EDT) -- The British privacy regulator revealed Tuesday that it may reopen its investigation into Google Inc.'s collection of personal data through its Street View service based on new information about Google's knowledge of this practice, while the Australian watchdog declined to take a similar step.

The U.K. Information Commissioner's office closed its probe in November 2010, concluding that Google's collection of allegedly mistaken collection of "payload data" — including emails, passwords and other highly sensitive personal information — from wireless networks without password protections violated the country's...
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