According to the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Google violated Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act by collecting personal information from publicly accessible, unsecured wireless networks with its camera cars. Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart recently released a “preliminary letter of findings,” the latest development involving Canada’s investigation of Google's Street View mapping service. “Our investigation shows that Google did capture personal information and, in some cases, highly sensitive personal information such as complete e-mails,” Stoddart said in a press release. “This incident was a serious violation of Canadians’ privacy rights.” In a post on its official blog earlier this year, Google stated that it made an honest make and was “acutely aware that we failed badly here.” The post went on, “We are profoundly sorry for this error and are determined to learn all the lessons we can from our mistake.”
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