last week we heard that the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) here in the UK will be looking into Google’s Street View again, and now Google has responded to the news.
Google’s response to the ICO was in the form of a letter, which was published by The Telegraph, and Google have basically said that they are surprised by the new ICO investigation.
In the UK, we cooperated fully with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) investigation, including by making payload data available to the ICO for inspection. And, at the conclusion of this investigation, we entered into signed Undertakings with your office committing to enhancements to our privacy practices with a view to preventing a similar incident in the future.
In light of the foregoing, Google is surprised that the ICO has decided to re-open its investigation into this matter. However, as in its previous dealings with the ICO, Google intends to cooperate fully and to respond to the ICO’s questions in an open manner.
It will be interesting to see what the outcome of this new investigation by the UK’s Information Commissioner, the ICO are apparently investing Google again because during the first investigation they understood that the data had been collected in error, when it turns out that the data was collect by a Google engineer.
Source The Verge
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