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Blumenthal: Legal Action Possible

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December 20, 2010

Connecticut Attorney General and U.S. Senator-Elect Richard Blumenthal says his office may take legal action against Google, Inc., based on the company's refusal to turn over personal data it inadvertently collected from WiFi networks, The Wall Street Journal reports. Last week, Blumenthal and the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection sent a civil investigative demand to Google seeking the data. But Friday's deadline passed, and their demands were not met. "I am disappointed by Google's failure to comply with my information demands," Blumenthal said in a statement. "We will review any information we receive and consider whether additional enforcement steps--including possible legal action--are warranted." (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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