by Mike Masnick
Fri, Jun 4th 2010 4:56pm
We recently covered how the data that Google collected via its Street View WiFi efforts was caught in this weird legal limbo, between privacy laws, data retention laws and rules about destroying evidence. However, it looks like that's getting settled... but in very different ways in different countries. Somehow, Google has worked out a way to hand over the data in Germany, France and Spain... but over in Ireland, Google has been ordered to destroy the data. Not quite sure how this squares with the privacy laws in Germany, France and Spain... but hopefully we'll find out that the data collected by this system was mostly meaningless and we can get over the hype surrounding this whole thing.
If you liked this post, you may also be interested in...
- Unpatentable Vegetables Are Now Patentable In Europe
- Virginia Towns Using Federally-Funded License Plate Readers To Collect Local Taxes
- Publishers Actively Monitoring Testing Students' Social Media Posts For Possible Cheating
- Judge Suggests Attorney General Jim Hood Is Unconstitutionally Threatening Google 'In Bad Faith'
- Copyright Bots Kill App Over 'Potentially Infringing' Images, Follow This Up By Blocking App For Use Of CC/Public Domain Images