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Google privacy has improved since Street View gaffe, says ICO

Sophie Curtis | Sept. 20, 2012
Google has made “significant progress” over the past year in its handing of personal data, and has put in place new measures to enhance privacy following the Street View gaffe of 2010, according to an audit by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).

Other European countries such as Spain and France have also fined Google for Street View privacy violations.

In July it emerged that Google's UK privacy head Stephen McCartney had been responsible for 'data protection promotion' at the ICO at the time that Google was cleared of wrongdoing over the Street View incident. However, the ICO denied a conflict of interest, claiming that McCartney was not involved in the investigation.


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