07 June 2010

AU - Australia orders Google 'privacy breach' investigation

(BBC)
Google has apologised for collecting the personal data The Australian police have been ordered to investigate Google for possible breach of privacy while taking pictures for its Street View service. Australia's attorney general said he had asked police to probe the internet giant following complaints that Google had gathered personal data from some unencrypted wi-fi services. Google has admitted doing so, but apologised, saying it was in error. see also Google is 'close' to handing over German wi-fi data.