As per recent reports, it has been revealed that a UK supervisory body has affirmed that it is reopening a case of Web giant Google, to investigate as to how its Street View program had an access to personal data.
U. K. Information Commissioner's Office declared that the company will be again facing an investigation in Britain, as previous investigatory reports are being suspected to be challenged by Federal Communications Commission, which in April discovered that the company has abided by the terms of the law regarding data collection.
Steve Eckersley, the ICO's Head of Enforcement, emphasized that when the investigation was being carried out in April 2010, the company specifically informed that the incident has occurred due to a simple mistake, however, as it is being suspected, if Google collected the data intentionally, then the situation will completely turn out to be a different story all over again.
Mr. Eckersley suggested that they have reopened the case on basis of findings given to them by FCC. However, on the other hand, Google affirmed that they will completely support the team with their investigations.
Moreover, a Google spokesperson said, “We have always said that the project leaders did not want and did not use this payload data. Indeed, they never even looked at it”.
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