Jan 282011
 
 January 28, 2011  Business, Surveillance

Leanne Gendreau reports:

The state of Connecticut and Google have reached an agreement over StreetView prying.

Between 2008 and September 2009, Google cars toured Connecticut for its StreetView service and, last year, former Attorney General Richard Blumenthal demanded to know what information the company collected from unsecured personal and business wireless networks.

Google originally refused to hand over the data, so Blumenthal filed a Civil Investigative Demand in December, which is, in effect, a subpoena.

What the agreement brokered does is allow Google, the state and the 40-state coalition it is leading, to begin negotiations to resolve the data collection issue without going to court.

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