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April 22, 2013

Google Fined in Germany over illegal Wi-Fi data

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The country’s data chief called it “one of the biggest known data protection violations in history”.
But the regulator admitted the amount was “totally inadequate” as a deterrent to the company. Google have been fined €145,000 (£125,000)

The search giant said it unintentionally collected data including emails, passwords and photos.
Google has said it never intended to store the personal data, which had been captured in 2008-10, while the company gathered material for its Street View service.

The information has since been deleted, the data protection agency said.

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Dave Thornton

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Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini