Google Dodges Fine In UK's Reopened Street View Probe

Law360, New York (June 21, 2013, 5:29 PM EDT) -- The U.K.'s information rights watchdog ordered Google Inc. on Friday to delete newly discovered data it inadvertently collected from wireless Internet networks when its Street View cars were scouring the country, saying no monetary penalty was necessary because the data had been contained.

The U.K. Information Commissioner's Office said that within 35 days Google must delete the payload data, which includes sensitive personal information such as email addresses and passwords from thousands of people, that its Street View cars collected from open Wi-Fi networks that the...
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