Connecticut to Lead Multistate Probe of Google

Tuesday Jun 22nd 2010 by Staff

As many as 30 states may investigate Google's collection of personal data through its Street View vehicles.

Wall Street Journal: Google was already facing intense scrutiny from European governments regarding its collection of personal data by Street View vehicles. Now up to 30 state governments may join in an investigation of the matter led by Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal.

So far, Google has claimed that the collection of personal data was accidental and didn't violate any laws. Blumenthal says, "They [Google] certainly acknowledge, at the very least, that intercepting and gathering people's data was wrong. There may be a need to strengthen and enhance federal and state laws."

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