Google in trouble

LAST UPDATED: 13 Nov, 2010 @ 20:31
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Google in trouble

By Nicola Cowell

GOOGLE street view is in trouble again, this time with a Spanish internet watchdog.

A representative for the California-based company has been called to court in Madrid for illegally collecting data from wi-fi connections across Spain.

Watchdog Apedanica became aware in April that Google’s Street View cars had been collecting information about the location and addresses of personal wireless networks and intercepting communications.

A spokesman from Google said they were aware they had been picking up information in error, but had done nothing illegal and had not used the data in any way.

The billion dollar company has been ordered to provide details of the instruments used to collect information, the nature of the data and details of affected customers at the trial in October.

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