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Google Won't Face Criminal Charges in Australia Over Street View

Danny Goodwin
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Google may have breached Australia's Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act, but the Australian Federal Police won't prosecute, saying the chances of a successful prosecution are "low."

Google collected private data, including full e-mails and passwords, off unsecured wireless networks with its Street View cars worldwide. Earlier this year, Communications Minister Stephen Conroy described the incident as "the largest privacy breach in history across Western democracies."

The AFP, calling the breach "inadvertent," said it was satisfied with Google's privacy policy changes, which were created to prevent similar incidents heading forward.


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