Friday, August 13, 2010

Some Context for the Police Raid on Google Korea Offices

Press reports provide additional context surround the policy raid on Google Korea's offices, as noted in my previous post.  As reported in The Korea Times, the raid here was unexpected, as the company had been talking closely with the Korea Communications Commission on how to handle the data it had collected.  Talks with the KCC were reportedly focused more on retrieving the data than on destroying it and the police raid came as a surprise.  Korea is one of about a dozen countries, including the U.S., Canada, Germany, France, Britain and Australia, that are investigating whether Google broke their privacy laws in pushing out he localized versions of street view.

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