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Connecticut Attorney General “Google’s Failure to Comply Over WiFi Data Demands” May Initiate Legal Action

Connecticut’s outgoing AG Richard Blumenthal requested the data collected via unsecured wifi networks (detailed records on what information was captured by the roving camera-equipped vehicles that take photos for the mapping service and how that information was used) during Google’s Streetview data recordings, which had the Friday as the deadline, to which Google didn’t meet.

“We didn’t want and have never used the payload data in any of our products and services,” Google said, the LA Times stated. “We want to delete the 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.”

What the AG wanted to do with the information hasn’t been detailed. Though, Richard Blumenthal tells said in a statement, that he’s “disappointed” by Google’s decision not to respond to recent demands to review data that Google collected from Connecticut businesses and residences. “We’ll review any information we receive and consider whether additional enforcement steps — including possible legal action — are warranted,” Blumenthal told.

Blumenthal has been leading a 38-state coalition that continues to investigate Google’s wifi data collection.

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