May 272010
 May 27, 2010  Posted by  Breaches, Featured News, Non-U.S., Online

Kevin J. O’Brien reports:

Google on Thursday balked at requests from regulators in Germany and Hong Kong to surrender fragments of Internet data and e-mails it had improperly collected from unsecured home wireless networks, saying it needed time to resolve legal issues.

In Germany, Google said it was not able to comply with the Hamburg data protection supervisor’s request to inspect information the company collected from Internet users by roving cars used to compile its Street View photo map archive.

Read more in the New York Times.

It’s not just Germany’s deadline that Google failed to meet. Hong Kong is also upset. Meanwhile, back home, Google has been hit with a third potential class-action lawsuit, this one filed by Galaxy Internet Services.

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