- Prison Planet.com - http://www.prisonplanet.com -

Google faces prosecution in France for ‘accidentally’ smashing privacy laws with Street View

Posted By admin On June 22, 2010 @ 4:03 am In Featured Stories,Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Peter Allen
UK Daily Mail
June 22, 2010

Google is facing prosecution in France after ‘accidentally’ scooping up the personal information of internet users while compiling its Street View service.

The French data protection agency CNIL asked Google to hand over copies of the data earlier this month.

It is now investigating the data to see whether the U.S. internet giant broke any privacy laws after sending its vans around France to build up its Street View maps.

This included Google recording information on wifi hotspots in order to list local services on the maps.

But in doing so the vans also captured the emails, browsing histories and sensitive information such as the bank details and medical records of residents who were logged in to unsecured, or ‘open’, wifi networks at the time.

Germany, Spain, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the U.S. are already considering filing civil suits over Google’s capture of similar personal details, which the firm had claimed was accidental.

Full article here [1]

Google faces prosecution in France for accidentally smashing privacy laws with Street View  150410banner7 [2]


Article printed from Prison Planet.com: http://www.prisonplanet.com

URL to article: http://www.prisonplanet.com/google-faces-prosecution-in-france-for-accidentally-smashing-privacy-laws-with-street-view.html

URLs in this post:

[1] Full article here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1288378/Google-faces-prosecution-France-accidentally-smashing-privacy-laws-Street-View.html

[2] Image: http://www.homegain.com/housead/homes_for_sale/index?entryid=11502

[3] Google Street View ‘broke Australian privacy laws by collecting personal data through WiFi’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/google-street-view-broke-australian-privacy-laws-by-collecting-personal-data-through-wifi.html

[4] Google told to delete Street View payload data or face UK prosecution: http://www.prisonplanet.com/google-told-to-delete-street-view-payload-data-or-face-uk-prosecution.html

[5] Google Street View ‘single biggest breach of privacy in history’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/google-street-view-single-biggest-breach-of-privacy-in-history.html

[6] Google’s Street View dealt blow by Czech privacy concerns: http://www.prisonplanet.com/googles-street-view-dealt-blow-by-czech-privacy-concerns.html

[7] FCC investigates Google for Street View privacy breach: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fcc-investigates-google-for-street-view-privacy-breach.html

Copyright © 2013 PrisonPlanet.com. All rights reserved.