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Pilgrim Considering New Google Investigation

PRIVACY LAW—AUSTRALIA

May 11, 2012

Australian authorities are among those considering taking further action against Google following the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) report on the company's Street View privacy breach, reports the Australian Financial Review. Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim said his office will review the FCC report over the next three weeks before deciding whether to take action. While Pilgrim's office found Google guilty of breaching the Privacy Act in 2010, the incident was deemed "inadvertent" when handed to Australian Federal Police (AFP). "Once we've had a look at the FCC report, we'll make a decision on whether we need to talk to any other agencies such as the AFP," Pilgrim said.
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