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Privacy International: UK Police begin investigation into Google Wi-Fi grab

Follow up to Several State Attorneys General Announce Probes of Google Wireless Data Collection, via Privacy International, “Crime reference number 2318672/10 was today issued by London’s Metropolitan Police, marking the commencement of investigations into Google for alleged criminal interception of Wireless communications content. Privacy International, which brought the complaint, has been briefed by police on the likely path the investigation will take. In the first instance police will conduct initial inquiries into the essential facts of the case before deciding which (if any) law may have been breached. In this case PI has brought the action under two laws – the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act and the Wireless Telegraphy Act. The police will need to seek advice on which legislation to focus on, as each involves a different prosecution process.”

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