Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Privacy Commissioner Stoddart Zooms in on Google Street View

As anticipated, fresh off a year of resounding success in tackling Facebook for shortcomings in the protection of user privacy, Canada's Privacy Commissioner, Jennifer Stoddart, now has Google Street View squarely in her crosshairs:

Jennifer Stoddart says Google broke Canadian privacy laws when it accidentally collected personal information from unsecured wireless networks while putting together its Street View mapping service.

An investigation by Stoddart's office found complete emails, addresses, usernames, passwords and even a list that provided the names of people suffering from certain medical conditions was collected.
- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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