Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/09/14/czech_privacy/
Czechs tell Google to stop StreetView
Another dissident against Schmidt's glorious privacy-free future
Data protection officials in the Czech Republic have told Google to put the brakes on its StreetView cars, ahead of a full statement next week.
The Czech privacy watchdog began investigating Google for slurping up citizens' unsecured Wi-Fi data back in May - the same time that German prosecutors confirmed they were investigating a complaint.
The Czech Office for Personal Data Protection told AP that Google had not been given the necessary licence to collect the data.
The spokeswoman declined to elaborate further, but promised a full statement next week.
So far the UK and New Zealand have cleared the data gathering, which Google claims was accidental. ®