Google Fined for Illegal Collection of Personal Information in Norway

In 2010, Datatilsynet found that Google had collected data related to Street View service. At the same time, the company acquired personal information, passwords and e-mails from unsecured wireless networks. This was illegal, and the directorate demanded information to be deleted, according to NRK .

However, the internet giant had not done anything about the collected data. Director of the Inspectorate, Bjorn Erik Thon said that Google therefore has to pay one of the highest fines the Authority has given.

Google has now apologized and accepted the fine. In several other countries, the company received a similar penalty for the same crime.

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