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Google fined EUR 300,000 in Spanish Street View case

Tuesday 7 November 2017 | 15:04 CET | News
Spain's data protection agency (AEPD) has fined Google a total of EUR 300,000 for illegally gathering and storing personal data via open Wi-Fi networks as part of its mapping research in the country. The data was inadvertently collected by the company's Street View cars without seeking the consent of affected users in what the AEPD described as a serious infringement of data protection laws. Google accidentally intercepted emails, user names, passwords, IP and MAC addresses plus other data from Wi-Fi networks while taking photographs for Street View, said the agency.

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Categories: Internet / Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Google
Countries: Spain
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