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Lawmakers to FCC: Investigate Street View Incident

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

February 17, 2011

Two legislators are asking the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to conduct a full investigation into Google's collection of Wi-Fi data, The Hill reports. Reps. Mike Rogers (R-MI) and John Barrow (D-GA) yesterday sent a letter to the FCC asking that the commission seek answers on the incident. "...Americans have a right to know the relative facts of its Wi-Fi data collection activity known to U.S. consumers, regardless of whether the FCC finds a technical violation of the law. Earlier letters and investigations have not resulted in any action, leaving American consumers with little information about Google's conduct," Rogers said.
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