Thursday, June 24, 2010
The Metropolitan Police (UK) has started an investigation into whether Google has violated any criminal laws through its use of data collected over wifi networks. The criminal laws implicated would be the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act and the Wireless Telegraphy Act. Google used the data to create its street view program of photos. The non-profit Privacy International filed the complaint. Here's more from the San Francisco Business Times and the Guardian.