France orders Google to hand over Street View data
August 1st, 2012
Agence France Presse – France’s data-protection authority said Tuesday it wants Google to hand over data secretly collected from Internet users by its Street View mapping cars which it failed to delete as promised. The request came just days after a similar demand by Britain’s privacy watchdog after the US tech giant admitted it had not deleted some of the data, including passwords and emails, it sucked up from private wireless hotspots. France’s CNIL authority said on its website that it had asked Google to “place at its disposal the relevant data and to conserve the data for as long as it takes to carry out the necessary investigations”….