Electronic Privacy Information Center Demands Full FCC Report On Google Street View

Posted Apr 28, 2012

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) has demanded that the FCC release a complete report on their findings during the Google Street View investigation. EPIC has filed a Freedom of Information Act request to see the full 25-page report. A good amount of the version that the FCC released this past Friday was redacted.

To penalize Google, the FCC proposed a $25,000 fine for stonewalling investigators about how Google Street View collected and stored personal data including names, e-mail addresses, text messages, and passwords from unprotected wireless networks of the homes that Google Street View cars drove by. Google said that the data collection was inadvertent and the FCC decided that Google did not violate any wiretapping laws.

Privacy groups claims that the fine on Google was a “slap on the wrist.”