French Government Accuses Google of Collecting Private Data

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010
 
The French data protection agency (CNIL) reported that Google scooped up sensitive data like passwords and e-mail address when putting together its Street View service, which leads them to contemplate whether to prosecute the search firm. The data was gathered as it logged WiFi hotspots in an effort to develop its location-based services. Google handed over copies of the data it gathered, after CNIL requested for