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Commissioner: WiFi Case "Still Unresolved"

PRIVACY LAW

October 29, 2010

Postmedia News reports that the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) has called issues around the collection of data from unsecured wireless networks by Google's Street View vehicles "that unintentionally led to serious breaches of Canadian privacy law 'still unresolved' as the company has not confirmed it will follow recommendations." Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart has not received any official communication from Google since learning the company inadvertently collected personal information on thousands of Canadians, the report states. "We await Google's official response," an OPC spokeswoman said at a parliamentary committee hearing on Thursday, noting the privacy commissioner "wants proof and evidence that (the recommendations) have been implemented."
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