Australian police to probe Google over privacy issues

Australian police have been asked to investigate internet giant Google over possible breaches of telecommunications privacy laws, the attorney general said on Sunday. The investigation follows complaints from members of the public about activities of Google employees while taking photographs for Google Maps, the search engine’s maps page. The “Street View” service has recently come under fire in several countries. The company has said it inadvertently picked up personal data from some unencrypted wi-fi services over several years. Google said on Sunday it would cooperate with the Australia police investigation. The probe comes amid a wave of criticism worldwide over collection of personal information by internet giants, including Google and Facebook

http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE6550EU20100606

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