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Regulators May Reopen Inquiries

PRIVACY LAW

May 3, 2012

European regulators say they may reopen inquiries into Google's Street View project following the release of a U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) report, The New York Times reports. Regulators in the UK, Germany and France may take action. Johannes Caspar, Hamburg's data protection commissioner, says the FCC report's revelations will have a big impact. "This is apparently a totally different situation than what we thought initially," he said, adding that it's time for data protection authorities worldwide to hold the company accountable. Questions have recently been raised about the role of data privacy within data-driven organizations. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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