The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) wrote to the web giant this week to demand new answers about the operation, which intercepted and stored data from home and business WiFi networks across the country. But experts said that because the ICO believed assurances from Google in 2010 that it had accidentally intercepted signals as it took pictures of Britain’s streets for its Google Maps service, the chances of a successful prosecution were now tiny. Officials then ordered Google to destroy the data, so wiping out evidence that could be used to prosecute the firm under the Data Protection Act or other privacy laws. Read the full story at The Telegraph.
Google ‘to escape punishment for Street View snooping’
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).