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Google To Offer WiFi Data Compromise

ONLINE PRIVACY

June 1, 2010

Google has said it will propose a compromise solution this week on data it collected from private WiFi networks through its Street View vehicles and will also respond to separate concerns from Europe's Article 29 Working Party. Financial Times reports that the company is facing a "dilemma" between requests by data protection authorities in Germany, France and Spain asking Google to hand over hard drives containing the data and concerns from other privacy advocates, including the U.S.-based Electronic Frontier Foundation, that handing over the hard drives would be an additional invasion of privacy, the report states. According to a company statement, "We are working through it and will have some answers for the data protection authorities during the course of the week." (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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