Oct 19, 2010
Spain’s data protection authority said Monday it has filed a suit against Google for allegedly capturing data from Internet users when it collected photos for its Street View service.
“The Spanish Agency for Data Protection (AEPD) has opened disciplinary proceedings against Google” for alleged violation of the country’s data protection laws, following an investigation launched in May, it said in a statement posted on its website.
It said it had evidence of five offences committed by Google involving the capturing and storing of data from users connected to Wi-Fi networks while collection photographs for Street View, and the transfer of such data to the United States.
The agency has forwarded its findings to a Madrid court.