Deletion enforced

Google has been issued with an enforcement notice by the Information Commissioner’s Office requiring it to delete personal data collected in the UK by Street View vehicles and held on vehicle disks. The Street View investigation was reopened following a US report. This showed that data from networks had been collected without consent by software deliberately written by an engineer, though there was insufficient evidence to show Google’s intentions at corporate level. Failure to delete that data in breach of the undertakings to do so constitutes a breach of data protection principles which prohibits personal data being kept for longer than is necessary.

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