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French regulators tell Google to hand over undeleted Street View data

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:31PM EST

The French sound just as unhappy about Google’s (GOOG) dodgy Street View data collection practices as everyone else, as Bloomberg reports that France’s data-protection authority is asking Google to fork over all the data it had scooped up from random Wi-Fi users that it hasn’t yet deleted. The current kerfuffle over data collection started last week when Google admitted to British officials that it had neglected to delete thousands of emails and passwords that its employees had collected from Wi-Fi hotspots while driving through various neighborhoods in Google Street View cars, despite being ordered to do so back in 2010. Google has apologized for its error and says that it “would now like to delete the remaining data,” Bloomberg reports.


Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.