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Privacy Groups Write to Google

ONLINE PRIVACY—AUSTRALIA

May 13, 2010

Two privacy groups will send a letter to Google today asking the company to explain why its Street View cars are collecting Wi-Fi information and how the data will be used, The Sydney Morning Herald reports. The Australia Privacy Foundation and Electronic Frontiers Australia also want to know what other information the Google cars might be collecting. The company has already responded to the concerns of 10 global data protection authorities on the matter after Germany's top privacy official learned last month that the cars were collecting more than just photographs.
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