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AG Sends Subpoena, Plaintiffs Bring Suit

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

December 13, 2010

Connecticut Attorney General and U.S. Senator-Elect Richard Blumenthal has subpoenaed Google to force the company to turn over the data it collected from unsecured WiFi networks earlier this year while photographing cities for its Street View feature, San Jose Mercury News reports. "We need to verify what confidential information the company surreptitiously and wrongfully collected and stored," Blumenthal said on Friday when announcing that he sent a civil investigative demand to the company. He said that although authorities in other jurisdictions have been able to review the data, the company has refused to share it with his office, according a report in The Hill. Meanwhile, plaintiffs in Texas have filed suit against Google for its data collection activities.
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