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ICO, Google Sign Data Handling Commitment

PRIVACY LAW—UK

November 22, 2010

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has announced that Google has signed a commitment with the office, agreeing to improve data handling practices globally and not just in the UK, Computerworld reports. The commitment, which stems from the collection of personal information over unsecured wireless networks, does not include a fine, but had Google not agreed to sign it, an enforcement notice could have been issued, the report states. The agreement requires the company to enact improved data protection training measures for all employees, and the company has said each new project it launches will include a privacy design document. The company will also delete all data collected in the UK.
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