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Category: Data destruction
30 July, 2012
Google is being held to account for a Street View data management blunder, which the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has described as a serious cause for concern.
The search giant contacted the UK regulator on Friday, stating that it is still in possession of data collected by its Street View vehicles.
Data was supposed to have been deleted in December 2010 and the ICO is investigating whether this is a breach of the undertaking signed between the regulator and Google in November 2010.
Google has asked for the ICO's instructions on how to proceed with deleting the remaining data.
A spokesperson for the ICO said: "Our response makes clear that Google must supply the data to the ICO immediately, so that we can subject it to forensic analysis before deciding on the necessary course of action."
The ICO has already made its position clear and does not believe the data should have been collected in the first place.
Posted by Paulie Phillips