Google's Korea Office Raided

Tuesday Aug 10th 2010 by Staff

South Korean officials were looking for evidence that the search heavyweight may have violated the country's telecommunication-privacy law.

Wall Street Journal: Officers from South Korea's National Police Agency raided Google's offices in the country Tuesday looking for evidence that the company violated South Korea's telecommunication-privacy law. Specifically, they are investigating whether Google's Street View cars may have improperly collected and stored private data.

"We began the probe after having confirmed that the company seized and kept open data as well as unauthorized private communication data collected by its special data-collecting vehicles," said the police.

The raid does not necessarily mean that the South Koreans will charge Google with a crime, because such raids happen frequently without further government action.

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