Just last week we told you that Google might face charges in the UK for taking e-mails, e-mail passwords, addresses and other data when collecting Streetview data in the UK. After Google admitted that it had taken that data The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said they would now re-investigate after previous investigations had finished already.
The UK information commissioner, Christopher Graham, now confirms Google committed a “significant breach” of the UK’s Data Protection Act. He however does not feel that Google needs to pay a fine. Google however has been ordered to delete the data it collected and sign an undertaking that it won’t happen again. Plus they want Google to further train their employees. (more…)