Google to Hand over European Wi-Fi Data

Kara Reeder

According to Computerworld, Google says it will hand over data it secretly collected from open wireless networks to European regulators.

The Financial Times reports that the search giant will provide the information initially to the German, French and Spanish data protection authorities. As we reported last month, Germany has opened a criminal investigation of Google over its collecting of bits of private information that people send over unencrypted Wi-Fi networks.


In addition, Google says that sometime next month it will share the results of an internal review of all of its privacy practices, as well as publish the results of an external audit.

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