FTC Concludes Investigation Into Google's Street View Data Collection Without Penalties
from the not-such-a-big-deal dept
For all the hype about Google's Street View data collection, it appears that the FTC now agrees that it was an accident, where Google didn't even realize it was collecting the data. Even with the recent revelation that some of the data included emails and passwords, the FTC has now concluded its investigation of Google, and won't be punishing the company. It appears the FTC is satisfied that Google did not realize it was collecting this data and that the company did nothing with it. Combined with the company's new policies to try to avoid such things in the future, the FTC appears to believe no further action is necessary.