Oregon Judge Slaps Google With a Restraining Order Over Stolen WiFi Data

Thursday, May 27, 2010 , , , 0 Comments

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In a case of WTF are you thinking, an Oregon judge has ordered Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) to hold onto data "accidentally" collected by its Street View cameras. Now, as was the case with Goldman Sachs HFT program code, if the data is set to be introduced as "evidence" in court, it must be revealed. Way to fight for privacy.

Business Insider has the gory details:

Google had announced its intention to consult with privacy advocates and governments about the best way to dispose of the data. Residents of Oregon and Washington filed a class action suit over privacy violations, and requested a restraining order to ensure the data could be used as evidence.

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Some say he’s half man half fish, others say he’s more of a seventy/thirty split. Either way he’s a fishy bastard.