Ben Bold
Oct 26, 2010

Google could face heavy fine for breaking privacy laws

GLOBAL - Google could receive a heavy fine for flouting privacy laws after it admitted on Friday to collecting people's private data, including email addresses and passwords.

Christopher Graham, The Information Commissioner, said his office was continuing its investigation into Google’s Street View project, which sent out cars to photograph residential streets.

Google, in a blog post on Friday, admitted that during the process the vehicles had mistakenly collected emails and passwords from computers on private Wi-Fi networks.

The news comes just 10 days after Google’s UK and Ireland managing director, Matt Brittin, told an audience at the AOP Digital Publishing Summit...

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