Google fined $25K for "deliberately impeding" investigation
Added On:4/16/2012 11:15:00 AM
According to a latest update, the search giant Google has been fined $25,000 for hampering a US investigation into the Web search leader's data collection for its Street View project. The Street View project Street View, which was launched in 2006, allows users to see panoramic street level images and take a virtual "walk when they map a location.
It is reportedly said, Google has collected data from Wi-Fi networks throughout the United States and across the world as part of its Street View project between May 2007 and May 2010. It is believed; Google collected user’s personal information without permission.
Trusted sources informed, the Federal Communications Commission has imposed the fine on the search giant. Officials from FCC informed our team, Google has refused to identify any employees or produce any e-mails. The company could not supply compliant declarations without identifying employees it preferred not to identify.
In response, a spokesperson from Google stated that it turned over information to the agency and was completely cooperative during the process. As the FCC notes in their report, the company offered all the significant materials the regulators felt they needed to conclude their investigation.
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