“Ruh Roh!…Google did it again!” – Admits it did not delete ‘streetview data’. July 27, 2012Posted by Chris Mark in Uncategorized.
Tags: google, google streetview, ICO, Maritime Security, MSNBC, streetview
I what can only be described as an absolute shock (catch my sardonic humor?)…Google has now admitted that it did not delete “… all the personal data, such as emails, its Street View cars collected in Britain and other countries in 2010.”
According to MSNBC:
“The failure to comply with a promise to delete all the data was notified to Britain’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), which said the fact that the data still existed appeared to breach an undertaking signed by Google in November 2010.
“The ICO is clear that this information should never have been collected in the first place and the company’s failure to secure its deletion as promised is a cause for concern,” the ICO said.
Google said the data came to light when it searched by hand its Street View disk inventory.
“Google has recently confirmed that it still has in its possession a small portion of … data collected by our Street View vehicles in the UK,” Peter Fleischer, Google’s global privacy counsel said in a letter published by the ICO.
“Google apologizes for this error.””
Well that makes it better…..