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ICO: Street View Review Needs "Calm and Measured" Approach

ONLINE PRIVACY—UK

November 2, 2010

Following recent accusations in the House of Commons regarding Google's collection of personal information on unsecured wireless networks via its Street View vehicles, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has released a statement that it will "take a calm and measured approach to the issue of data privacy." SC Magazine reports that MP Robert Halfon was among those who criticized the company and the response to the incident, the report states. The ICO statement stresses the office must ensure it does not "get caught up in the emotive arguments which will only naturally take place around sensitive issues such as the inadvertent collection of data by Google Street View."
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