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Irish Authorities Seek Answers from Google

PRIVACY LAW—IRELAND

July 30, 2012

Ireland’s deputy information commissioner is seeking answers from Google about its retention of data that was believed to have been deleted, the Associated Press reports. Google contacted regulators in the UK and Ireland last week to acknowledge it still possessed data collected during Street View surveys that it had agreed to delete in an undertaking with the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office. Google’s global privacy counsel said last week that the company “apologizes for this error.”
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