According to wire service AFP, France's data privacy regulator has imposed a EUR 100,000 ($142,000) fine to punish Google for collecting private WiFi data via Street View in France. This is the first fine/penalty any country has levied against Google over the WiFi data collection.
When it first occurred, Google acknowledged the data collection but said it was unintentional and pledged to destroy all private information collected. "We screwed up," Google co-founder Sergey Brin said at the time.
According to the AFP article:
CNIL, the National Commission for Information Freedom, said Goo [...]
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