“The French data protection agency [Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés or CNIL] has carried out an investigation into whether it should prosecute the search engine for gathering the data after asking Google to hand over the information last month,” The Telegraph reports.
“CNIL examined the data to see if any privacy laws had been breached,” The Telegraph reports. “The data was collected as Google logged Wi-Fi hot spots to help it develop location-based services.”
The Telegraph report, “However, the US internet giant also captured emails and sensitive information such as the bank details of users who were logged on to unsecure networks at the time… [CNIL] has the power to prosecute and expects to know by the end of the year whether it has a case.”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Brawndo Drinker” for the heads up.]