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Google fined €1 million in Italy

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 04 Apr 2014 21:43

Google fined €1 million in Italy Google has been fined €1 million ($1.4 million) in Italy because its Street View vehicles were not clearly recognizable.
Italy's data protection watchdog imposed the fine on Google for not making the Street View cars it used to photograph Italian streets in 2010 clearly recognizable to the general public.

"Cars belonging to the giant of Mountain View roamed Italy's streets without being entirely recognizable as such, therefore not allowing the people present in those places to decide whether to be photographed or not," the Italian regulator said, reports Reuters.

In 2013, Google was fined €145,000 in Germany because its Street View cars had accidentally intercepted payload data from unsecured wireless networks.

It has also been sued for the accidental data collection in the United States, where it is being accused of violating federal wiretap laws.

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