Choe Sang-Hun reports:
The South Korean police raided the offices of Google Korea on Tuesday as part of an investigation into whether the company illegally collected and stored personal wireless data.
“We will investigate Google Korea officials and scrutinize the data we confiscated today” to see whether company has violated the country’s laws on communications and privacy, it said.
“We intend to find out what kinds of data they have collected and how much. We will try to retrieve all the original data illegally collected and stored through domestic Wi-Fi networks from the Google headquarters.”
Read more in the New York Times.
Undeterred, perhaps, by all the flak and investigations by European authorities, Google just announced that it will be launching Street View service in 20 German cities by the end of the year. Read more about this development in The Local (De).