BY JOHN LETZING
Google Inc. has acknowledged it retained Internet user data collected surreptitiously through wireless networks as part of its street mapping service after it had been ordered to destroy it, according to information posted Friday by a U.K. regulator.
The Information Commissioner’s Office, which oversees data privacy in the U.K., says it now intends to examine the data, which includes email correspondence, “as soon as practicable.”
The ICO said in a statement that “the fact that some of this information still exists appears to breach the undertaking to the ICO signed by Google in November 2010.” …
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