Google Still Has Street View Data Despite Deletion Promise

Law360, New York (July 27, 2012, 2:32 PM EDT) -- Google Inc. on Friday took back previous assurances that it had deleted all the personal information collected by its Street View vehicles, leading Britain's privacy regulator to admonish the company for potentially breaching the agreement that resolved the watchdog's initial probe into these practices.

In a letter to the U.K.'s Information Commissioner’s Office, Google Global Privacy Counsel Peter Fleischer confirmed that the company still has in its possession a “small portion” of “payload data” — including emails, passwords and other highly sensitive personal information — collected...
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