Attorneys general from 38 states and the District of Columbia have reached a $7 million settlement with Google over its unauthorized collection of data from wireless networks, including private WiFi networks of residential internet users, through its Street View vehicles.
Connecticut led the executive committee that worked to investigate the matter and negotiate the Assurance of Voluntary Compliance with Google. As part of the agreement, Google agreed that it acted improperly.
While engaged in Street View activities, Google’s vehicles secretly collected personal information – including emails, passwords, and search histories – from millions of unencrypted wireless networks.
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