News Summary: UK orders Google to delete data

News Summary: UK regulator orders Google to delete personal data collected from Street View

Associated Press

DATA REQUEST: Britain's data regulator ordered Google to delete personal data scooped up in its Street View project or face a contempt of court action.

WHAT'S NEXT: The enforcement notice gives Google 35 days to kill material captured from Wi-Fi networks in the project, which used camera-toting vehicles to shhot images of the world's streets. Google promised to comply with the order.

BACK STORY: There is a growing unease in Europe about whether Google takes privacy concerns too lightly. France on Thursday gave the Internet search engine three months to be more upfront about the data it collects from users or be fined. Other European data watchdogs are also concerned.

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