Jun 082010
 
 June 8, 2010  Non-U.S., Online, Surveillance

It seems that Hong Kong finally got a response from Google over the Street View Wi-Fi debacle. Lorraine Luk reports that Google has ceased Street View operations and

pledged that when the cars start driving again in Hong Kong they won’t collect Wi-Fi data, Hong Kong privacy commissioner said Tuesday.

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The independent statutory body that oversees the enforcement of privacy law in the city also said Google pledged that future Street View car operations carried out in Hong Kong will comply with Hong Kong privacy law.

Google also pledged to completely delete the data in question at the direction of the commissioner and to provide the commissioner with an independent third party’s verification of the deletion, said the Commissioner.

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