News Clipping

British privacy watchdog gets tougher in Wi-Spy scandal


Mon, Oct 25, 2010 at 11:13 am

    British privacy watchdog gets tougher in Wi-Spy scandal

    The United Kingdom privacy watchdog has finally joined eighteen other nations in investigating Google for its Wi-Spying, the Internet giant’s clandestine acquisition of personal user information from wireless networks while taking photographs for its Street View mapping service.

    The Guardian reports that the Information Commissioners Office announced the investigation last week after Canada’s privacy office said Google committed “a serious violation of the law” in collecting such information in Canada.

    The British investigation comes as  Google has apologized again for the Street View collection techniques. Alan Eustace, vice-president of engineering and research, admitted that the company had captured emails and passwords, information that the company says it wants to delete. Eustace also announced a series of moves intended to strengthen privacy controls within the company.

    The ICO investigation marks a change for British authorities response to the Street View scandal. Last spring the United Kingdom’s information commission said it was unlikely that Google had collected “significant amounts of personal data” or data likely to “cause any individual detriment” looking increasingly conspicuous.

    Privacy campaigners Big Brother Watch considered the conclusion “farcical” at the time. The ICO, it seems, has reconsidered.

    The Australian privacy commissioner has already ruled that Google’s data capture broke the country’s privacy law,” calling it the “single greatest breach in the history of privacy”. Google also faces similar investigations in Spain and South Korea, among 18 other countries, according to a survey from the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington.


    Leave a Reply

    ルイヴィトンは旅行の芸術なので、ルイヴィトンは比較的人気の高いブランドで、現在は手動で機械的に混合してパッケージングを行っています。 ルイヴィトンiphoneケースの海外での価格は、国民に比較的近いです。 しかし、エルメスは異なっています。馬が馬を生産するのは初めてです。そのため、エルメスは主に手作りの芸術であり、一般的な意味では贅沢ではありません。 エルメスiphoneケースのすべての製品は、芸術作品として楽しんで保存することができます。 ルイ?ヴィトンは、価格面ではルイ?ヴィトンよりもはるかに高いですが、質の面ではそれほど優れているわけではありませんが、近年では生産の増加により衰退の兆しが見えてきました。 最も顕著なパフォーマンスは、ブランド携帯ケース伝統的に手作業で加工された部品の多くが現在機械加工されていることです。加工の質は向上しますが、機械と労働は必ずしも成績ではありません。