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CNIL Asks To Examine Street View Data

PRIVACY LAW—EU & FRANCE

August 1, 2012

The French data protection authority (CNIL) has asked Google to make undeleted payload data from its Street View project available for analysis, The New York Times reports. The move comes days after the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) announced a similar inquiry. The CNIL said that like the ICO, it has asked the company to keep the data in question “secure while the necessary investigations are conducted.” Google Global Privacy Counsel Peter Fleischer said the company learned some of the data still existed during a “comprehensive manual review of our Street View disk inventory.” (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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