Asher Moses reports:
The Privacy Commissioner, Karen Curtis, has completed her investigation into Google’s Wi-Fi spying bungle and found the company breached the Privacy Act.
Authorities all over the world are investigating Google, including the Australian privacy watchdog and Australian Federal Police, for sucking up 600GB of “payload data” from unsecured wireless networks over several years while taking pictures for its Street View mapping service.
But she said the act did not empower her to impose any sanctions on Google. Instead, the company has given her an undertaking that it will.
Read more in The Age.