StreetView passed by Kiwi cops
Google's data slurp legal in New Zealand
Police in New Zealand have bounced a complaint about Google's StreetView service back to the country's Privacy Commissioner.
The Privacy Commissioner formally referred StreetView's unauthorised collection of Wi-Fi data to the police in June so cops could decide whether a crime had been committed.
Police said there was no evidence a crime had been committed.
But they did say it was a timely reminder for people to switch on their Wi-Fi security in order to stop data being slurped "either inadvertently or for more sinister purposes".
Some 38 states in the US are also investigating the ad giant. ®
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