Hamburg prosecutor launches investigation against Google

Wednesday 19 May 2010 | 13:53 CET | News
The state prosecutor's office in Hamburg, Germany, has launched preliminary proceedings against Google for detecting and saving data about private WLANs with the Google Streetview cars, reports German press agency Dpa. The proceeding targets anonymous employees of Google Deutschland, according to the prosecutor's spokesman Wilhelm Moellers talking to Dpa. He said that the office is investigating if there is enough suspicion to launch a wider investigation.

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