“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.”