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Google smacked with yet another fine for illegal private data collection

31
Jan
2014

Google has been fined yet again for illegally collecting people’s private data. This time around, the fine comes from South Korean regulatory body Korea Communications Commission (KCC) and it relates again to Google’s supposedly inadvertent collection of passwords, network addresses, credit card numbers and more while setting up Street View. ”The latest penalty is the first of its kind imposed on a global company that violated the private information protection laws,” KCC head Lee Kyung-jae told The Korea Herald. Google has received a number of fines in countries around the world as a result of its Street View snafu, though each has been minuscule by Google standards. South Korea’s fine certainly fits that description as well, amounting to just $194,000 at today’s exchange

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