Apr 192011
 April 19, 2011  Posted by  Business, Non-U.S.

The Associated Press reports:

The Dutch data protection watchdog criticized Google on Tuesday for collecting data on private wireless networks and ordered it to offer 3.6 million Dutch consumers a way to have data about their WiFi router deleted.

The Dutch Data Protection Agency (DPA) slammed Google’s Street View service for collecting personal data from unencrypted WiFi networks, a practice Google has halted and apologized for.

Read more in the Sydney Morning Herald.

DutchNews.nl reports that the watchdog threatened to fine Google up to €1m if it does not destroy the private information it obtained.

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