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Some Authorities Push Ahead, Others Back Off Google Inquiries

PRIVACY LAW

May 29, 2012

Bloomberg reports Google may face further action from the UK Information Commissioner's Office following the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) report on Google's Street View data collection practices. Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim, however, says his office will not launch a second investigation after examining the FCC report. Meanwhile, two U.S. legislators have called on the U.S. Justice Department to consider looking further into the matter. "Previous statements and testimony from Google indicated that the privacy violation was unintentional, but a recent investigation by the Federal Communications Commission casts doubt on those statements," said Reps. John Barrow (D-GA) and Frank Pallone (D-NJ).
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