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Google in breach of privacy law

Google in breach of privacy law

Google’s accidental collection of personal data as part of its Street View project has been branded a “serious violation” of privacy laws.

The Canadian privacy commissioner found that the incident was the result of “an engineer’s careless error”, which saw rogue code accidentally added to Street View software.

It has called on Google to tighten up its privacy rules by February or face further action.

Google has apologised for the error.

“We are profoundly sorry for having mistakenly collected payload data from unencrypted networks,” Google said in a statement.

Read More/Source: BBC News

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