Google Fined 145,000 Euros Over Wi-Fi Data Collection in Germany
Posted: 4/23/2013 | By: Karin Matussek | Bloomberg
Google Inc. (GOOG), operator of the
world’s largest Internet search engine, was fined 145,000 euros
($189,230) by a German regulator for collecting wireless-network
data by its cars taking photos for the Street View service.
Google’s cars from 2008 to 2010 captured the data,
including contents of e-mails, passwords, photos and chat
protocols, Hamburg data regulator Johannes Caspar said in an e-
mailed statement today. He had reopened the probe after
prosecutors dropped a related criminal case last year.