InfoWorld says Google just turned its collected data over to authorities at the French National Commission on Computing and Liberty (CNIL), who discovered the sensitive data amongst all the random packets. France is just the first country to request the data from Google: Spain, Germany, Australia and others have also started investigations. In the U.S., several State Attorney General's offices have begun looking into Google's wifi data collection practices. In response, Google has stopped running its controversial data collection code for the time being, although the company asserts it did nothing illegal.
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