Google found to have impeded data collection inquiry

Google “impeded” and “delayed” a US inquiry into its data collection, according to the latest in a series of regulatory probes of the company’s privacy practices.

16th April, 2012
Google found to have impeded data collection inquiry
The camera of a Google street view car.

Google “impeded” and “delayed” a US inquiry into its data collection, according to the latest in a series of regulatory probes of the company’s privacy practices.

The Federal Communications Commission is seeking a $25,000 fine after examining how Google gathered personal e-mails, text messages and other materials through its Street View location service, the agency said in an April 13th filing. That is the maximum penalty for failure to...

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