May 182010
 May 18, 2010  Posted by  Business, Non-U.S., Online

Kristen Schweizer and Claudia Rach report:

Google Inc., the owner of the world’s largest search engine, was asked by Germany to provide details by May 26 on data it erroneously gathered for the Street View mapping service, deepening its European woes.

“We need to see the used software to understand what was really saved,” Johannes Caspar, the data-protection commissioner of Hamburg, said in an interview.


Caspar asked that Google not entirely delete all the information it has inadvertently collected since that will make any legal assessment difficult. “The data should be immediately removed from the operating business and only be used for clarification,” he said.

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