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FTC Ends Google Street View WiFi Inquiry | WebProNews

FTC Ends Google Street View WiFi Inquiry

Agency satisfied with privacy improvements and promises

4 comments Wednesday, October 27, 2010
At least where one controversy and a single group of U.S. regulators is concerned, Google is off the hook.  Today, the Federal Trade Commission weighed in on the company's collection of sensitive data sent over WiFi networks, and the organization announced that it would drop its inquiry.

David Vladeck, head of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection, conveyed this fact in an open letter to Albert Gidari, a lawyer representing Google.  Vladeck took his time to get to the point, too, perhaps making Gidari and Google sweat by going over the history of the case and his concern that the problem occurred in the first place.

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