Google fined $25,000 for street data collection

A man walks through a tunnel of Google homepage logos at the Google campus near Venice Beach, in Los AngelesWASHINGTON (Reuters) – Google Inc faces a $ 25,000 fine for impeding a U.S. investigation into the Web search leader’s data collection for its Street View project, which allows users to see street level images when they map a location. The Federal Communications Commission said the company had collected personal information without permission, and cited evidence that Google had “deliberately” refused to cooperate with the agency. “Google refused to identify any employees or produce any e-mails. …

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