FTC Asks Google Not to Destroy Documents About Collecting Wi-Fi Data

Friday May 28th 2010 by Datamation.com Staff

The company has offered to destroy data it inadvertently collected but has not turned to the information over to government officials.

Los Angeles Times: Google continues to struggle with legal issues following the revelation that vehicles collecting information for its Street View service also collected data from unsecured wireless networks. Germany has asked the company to turn over the data and e-mail messages it collected, but so far Google has refused, citing legal issues.

Instead, Google offered to destroy the data it collected. Now the FTC has warned the search giant not to destroy any data--data which may be considered evidence in a potential case against the company.

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