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Google fined over illegal wi-fi data capture in Germany 
28th-May-2013 04:58 am
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Google receives wrist-slap for illegally collecting personal data

Google has been fined 145,000 euros (£125,000) by German data regulators for illegally recording information from unsecured wi-fi networks.

The country's data chief called it "one of the biggest known data protection violations in history".

But the regulator admitted the amount was "totally inadequate" as a deterrent to the company.

The search giant said it unintentionally collected data including emails, passwords and photos.

Google has said it never intended to store the personal data, which had been captured in 2008-10, while the company gathered material for its Street View service.

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