5/14/2010 01:44:00 PM
Update June 9, 2010:
When we announced three weeks ago that we had mistakenly included code in our software that collected samples of payload data from WiFi networks, we said we would ask a third party to review the software at issue, how it worked, and what data it gathered. That report, by the security consulting firm Stroz Friedberg, is now complete and was sent to the interested data protection authorities today. In short, it confirms that Google did indeed collect and store payload data from unencrypted WiFi networks, but not from networks that were encrypted. You can read the reporthere. We are continuing to work with the relevant authorities to respond to their questions and concerns.
Update May 17, 2010:
On Friday May 14 the Irish Data Protection Authority asked us to delete the payload data we collected in error in Ireland. We can confirm that all data identified as being from Ireland was deleted over the weekend in the presence of an independent third party. We are reaching out to Data Protection Authorities in the other relevant countries about how to dispose of the remaining data as quickly as possible.
You can read the letter from the independent third party, confirming deletion, here. Continue @ Source
Kilde: Official Google Blog
Nuff said. Mere senere.