In the wake of Google’s admission last Friday that its StreetView program had been accidently collecting information from private WiFi networks, the Federal Trade Commission is reportedly opening an investigation into the matter.
Meanwhile, Germany’s consumer protection minister had some strong words for the company. From the Huffington Post:
Minister Ilse Aigner said the “alarming incident” showed that Google still lacks an understanding of the need for privacy.
“According to the information available to us so far, Google has for years penetrated private networks, apparently illegally,” her office said in a statement Saturday.
The ministry also accuses Google of withholding information requested by German regulators.