European Data Protection Digest

CNIL Displeased with Street View Resumption

ONLINE PRIVACY—FRANCE

August 27, 2010

French police stopped a car used to collect images for Google's Street View service Wednesday to verify it was not also collecting WiFi data, Bloomberg reports. Earlier this week, France's data protection authority expressed annoyance that Google resumed collecting images before a full investigation had been completed. The National Commission on Computing and Liberty (CNIL) said it was "premature" for the company to resume. CNIL ordered Google to stop collecting WiFi data following the company's 14 May admission it had done so via its street cars. Google has said it has removed WiFi equipment from its vehicles and is only collecting images.
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