May 252010
 

Gregg Keizer reports:

Google said that it has secured the data it obtained through its Street View Wi-Fi snooping, but will fight a class-action lawsuit’s demand that it turn over more information, court documents showed today.

In a pair of filings to an Oregon federal court, Google said that it has copied all the data acquired by its Street View vehicles, passed that data to iSEC Partners, a San Francisco-based information security consulting firm, and locked the hard drives containing the copied information in a safe.

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Google’s lawyers said that they had told the plaintiffs’ counsel last week the company planned to preserve the U.S. data, but that Google would not agree with other demands.

“Instead of accepting Google’s representation that it was not taking the steps that Plaintiffs professed to fear with respect to United States data, Plaintiffs escalated their demands to seek additional relief not specified in or justified by their Motion and Memorandum,” Google’s legal reply said. “Ultimately Google determined not to accede to Plaintiffs’ new and unsupported demands.”

Read more in Computerworld.

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