Google admitted that its Street View mapping through WI-Fi throughout the project on personal data snooping “violated people’s privacy.
California tech giant to pay fine $7m (£4.6m) has agreed and emails, passwords, and browsing history survey in the U.S. between 2008 and2010 Neighborhood Street View cars to collect as agreed to delete.
Settlement, which covers 38 states, including an apology, but is not admitted to any wrongdoing and that data never seen it.
“We work hard on Google right to privacy,” the firm said in a statement. “But in this case, which is the reason we tightened up our systems have not addressed the issue.”
“Project leaders wanted was not to use this data or not even look at it.”
Google also strictly required to police its own employees on privacy concerns, and the introduction and ten-year plan for staff training.
The New York Times reported that U.S. privacy monitoring consumer watchdog “to educate customers about Google’s privacy asking the fox to ask how the chicken coop to ensure safety is to teach, protect the rights of the collected information., without their permission. “
Nick Pickles, Head of UK privacy campaign Big Brother Watch, said: “British regulators barely managed to slap on the wrist for this, so once again for British consumers to protect their privacy that other vulnerable countries seems to be left with. “