Thursday, August 17, 2017
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Apple is Getting Serious in TV Shows and Film Prospect
Acer's New 4K Projectors Bring the Benefits of Cinema Home
Fiat Chrysler Joins BMW, Intel, Mobileye in Autonomous Driving Team
Kingston Adds Lower 4GB and 8GB Capacities to DataTraveler 2000 Encrypted USB
Intel Ice Lake Architecture Will Find its Way to 10nm+ Chips
CyberLink Launches U Web Communication App for Online Meetings
Samsung Introduces New Portable T5 SSD
Qualcomm Announces Depth-Sensing Camera Technology Designed for Android Devices
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > General Computing > Google ...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Monday, March 21, 2011
Google Fined in France Over Street view Data


France's data protection regulator has fined Google &euros;100,000 for collecting private data from WiFi when its cars gathered footage for its on-line map service Street View.

The Commission nationale de l'information et des libertes (CNIL) today said that Google's tactics violated the French law. CNIL said that Google's cars were wirelessly collecting data (IDs, passwords, login details, email exchanges) as they were moving across the French streets.

CNIL told Google in May 2010 to stop the practice and asked it to turn over a copy of the information it had collected, but Google did not respond in a timely manner, according to CNIL. As a result, the French regulator on 17 March 2011 fined Google.

Google's problems with data collection within Street View started last year. Last May, Google disclosed that its Street View cars around the world had collected private data, such as emails and Internet surfing records, from unsecured wireless networks.

Google had apologized for mistakenly collected payload data from unencrypted WiFi networks and that its WiFi data collection equipment had been removed from its cars in each country .

Street View provides photographs of neighborhoods taken by Google cameras. The service has been extremely controversial in Germany and other countries as privacy groups and authorities fear that people - filmed without their consent - might be photographed doing things they wouldn't want publicized.

Several countries have been investigating Google over the data collection, and there are growing concerns from regulators and consumer watchdogs worldwide that Google isn't serious enough about people's privacy - a charge the company denies.


Previous
Next
Navteq Released Routing Service For Interior Spaces        All News        Microsoft Sues Barnes & Noble, Foxconn and Inventec for Patent Infringement by Android Devices
Navteq Released Routing Service For Interior Spaces     General Computing News      Microsoft Sues Barnes & Noble, Foxconn and Inventec for Patent Infringement by Android Devices

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Google is Getting Ready For New European Data Protection Rules With Privacy Website
Google Fires Employee Over Anti-diversity Memo
Google is Developing technology for Snapchat-like media Content
Google Adds SOS Alerts to Search and Maps
Alphabet Earns More Cash Despite Antitrust Fine
Google Embrace News Feed on Mobile With Personalized 'Feed'
Google Hire Coming to the U.S.
Google Glass Resurrects as an Enterprise Edition
Google Wins Legal Fight with Labor Department Over Gender Pay Gap Data
French Government Objects Court Tax Ruling For Google's Case
Google Wins Tax Case in France
Summer Deals Begin on Google Play

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2017 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .