Chris Williams reports:
Sharp criticism of Google in Germany has today prompted the UK’s privacy watchdog to quiz the firm over data its Street View cars have collected about Wi-Fi networks.
Officials from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) will seek details and assurances about the practice.
A spokeswoman told The Register the ICO had been unaware the Street View fleet has been recording the MAC addresses and locations of Wi-Fi networks as they photograph national road netwoks – until its German counterpart launched an attack last week.
Read more in The Register.
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