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 May 13, 2010  Posted by  Non-U.S., Online

Nick Allen reports:
Letter to Google from Electronic Frontiers Australia and Australian Privacy Foundation asking the company to clarify its reasons for collecting personal Wi-Fi network data from Australian homes.


1. What type of wireless network information is Google collecting (i.e. what beyond the SSID and MAC address is being recorded)?

2. What is the purpose of collecting this data?

3. How does your company use, and intend to use, this data?

4. What other information, beyond that mentioned in the blog post, does Google collect as part of its provision of the StreetView product, beyond the recently revealed wireless network information, and self evident information such as visual depictions of streets?

Read the entire letter on The Sydney Morning Herald.

Related: Please explain: why Google wants your Wi-Fi data

Thanks to the reader who sent in these links.

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