US government telecom regulators said Wednesday they are investigating the collection of private wireless data by Google's "Street View" mapping service.
Google violated Britain's data protection laws when its Street View mapping service recorded data from private wireless networks, the country's information commissioner said Wednesday.
(AP) -- Italian prosecutors said Wednesday they have opened an investigation into Google's Street View mapping feature for suspected violation of privacy.
The US Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday that it was ending its inquiry into the collection of private wireless data by Google's "Street View" mapping service.
Google pledged Friday to strengthen its privacy and security practices after its "Street View" mapping service gathered private wireless data, including emails and passwords, in dozens of countries.
The German government told Google and its competitors in online map services Monday to come up with their own guidelines on data protection by December or face new regulations on the market.
New Zealand police said Thursday that Google did not commit a criminal offence when it collected data from wireless networks for its "Street View" mapping service.
Google said Friday it had resumed photographing France with its Street View bikes and cars but without gathering fragments of personal data sent over unsecured Wi-Fi systems for which it is being probed.
Internet giant Google will from next week allow Germans to opt-out of its disputed Street View navigation service ahead of its launch in the country this year, the company said Tuesday.
Google's "Street View" cars will return to the road next week but all wireless scanning equipment has been removed after a controversy over the collection of private information.