Google found guilty of breaching Australian privacy law

By Andy Rice 9 July 2010

The Australian Privacy Commission found on Friday that Google had breeched the country's Privacy Act when its Street View cameras captured and stored private data. Google has escaped penalty, as the commission does not have the authority to impose sanctions. However, the search engine company has posted an apology on its blog. Read more: The Australian


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