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UK Says Google Guilty, Broke Privacy Law

Nov 03, 2010, 20:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Larry Barrett)

"Regulators in the United Kingdom followed the lead of the Federal Trade Commission this week, announcing that while Google did violate national data protection laws, it will not be fined for illegally collecting citizens' personal information with its controversial Street View cars.

"The decision delivered today by the UK Information Commissioner's Office will require Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) to submit its data protection policies for a regulatory audit.

""It is my view that the collection of this information was not fair or lawful and constitutes a significant breach of the first principle of the Data Protection Act," UK Information Commissioner Christopher Graham said in a statement."

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