Korea Fines Google $194,000 for Unauthorized Wi-Fi Data Collection

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South Korea has fined Google 210 million won ($194,000) for unauthorized Wi-Fi data collection in 2009 and 2010, The Korea Herald reports

The data was collected by Google’s vehicles while taking photos for the Street View service.

Besides the fine, the Korea Communications Commission ordered Google to delete all personal data it had gathered without consent

“The latest penalty is the first of its kind imposed on a global company that violated the private information protection laws. The commission will punish those who collect information of the Korean public without exception,” said ” KCC chairman Lee Kyung-jae. Read more…

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