Connecticut’s Attorney General is demanding access to WiFi data improperly collected from unsecured businesses and personal networks by roving Google Street View cars.
“We are compelling the company to grant my office access to data to determine whether e-mails, passwords, web-browsing and other information was improperly intercepted,” Connecticut AG Richard Blumenthal confirmed in an e-mailed statement obtained by Bloomberg News.
Unsurprisingly, Google has thus far refused to turn the data over to Blumenthal’s office.
However, the AG is sternly warning – in the form of a civil investigative demand – that Mountain View has until December 17th to provide the relevant information.
Meanwhile, Google issued yet another apology for mistakenly collecting the above-mentioned WiFi info.
“We did not want and have never used the payload data in any of our products and services.
“We want to delete this data as soon as possible and will continue to work with the authorities to determine the best way forward, as well as to answer their further questions and concerns.”