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WiFi Investigation Continues

PRIVACY LAW—NEW ZEALAND

September 3, 2010

Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff is continuing her investigation into Google's collection of WiFi data, despite New Zealand police's determination that the company did not commit a criminal offense, 3 News reports. The police yesterday called the incident a timely reminder about WiFi security and the importance of having security measures in place. "People should not underestimate the risk that information they broadcast might be accessed by others, either inadvertently or for more sinister purposes," said a spokesman for the department's national cyber crime centre. Assistant Privacy Commissioner Katrine Evans said the investigation continues.
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