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UK Information Commissioner’s Office Writes to Google About Street View

June 13, 2012: The ICO writes to Google about Street View – “Following the publication of the Federal Communications Commission report, the ICO has written to Google and will consider what further action, if any, needs to be taken.”

  • UK reopens Google Street View investigation after FCC probe – The ICO wants to know “precisely what type of data and sensitive personal data was captured within the payload data collected in the U.K.” It also wants to know when Google management became aware of the issue, and why the data scope found by the FCC investigation were not disclosed to the ICO when it visited in July 2010. Interestingly, the ICO also wants to see “copies of the original software design document” and any “subsequent version control”. This is the ICO looking to see whether a data trail leads back to Google building the software to collect the data by design or not.”
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