Knowing I’m On the Street Where You Live? Well, Google Does.

Following on from yesterday’s French enforcement announcement, the ICO announced on 21 June 2013 that the collection of personal data by Google’s Street View cars – including email addresses, URLs and passwords relating to thousands of individuals – was required to be deleted within 35 days. This payload data was, according to Google, accidentally collected by the cars when they travelled around the UK. Google has undertaken to comply and delete the data, so an appeal against the Enforcement Notice is not expected.

The terms of the Enforcement Notice can be seen here.
The ICO’s press release can be seen here.

Christopher Knight