World Bulletin/News Desk
Google Inc said on Friday it had not kept its promise to delete all the personal data, such as emails, its Street View cars collected in Britain and other countries in 2010.
The U.S. company admitted in May 2010 that its vehicles, which photograph neighbourhoods to create street level images, had accidentally collected data from unsecured wireless networks used by residents in more than 30 countries.
The failure to comply with a promise to delete all the data was notified to Britain's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), which said the fact that the data still existed appeared to breach an undertaking signed by Google in November 2010.
"The ICO is clear that this information should never have been collected in the first place and the company's failure to secure its deletion as promised is a cause for concern," the ICO said.
Google said the data came to light when it searched by hand its Street View disk inventory.
"Google has recently confirmed that it still has in its possession a small portion of ... data collected by our Street View vehicles in the UK," Peter Fleischer, Google's global privacy counsel said in a letter published by the ICO.
"Google apologises for this error."
Google said it was in the process of notifying relevant authorities in other countries.
The ICO told Google it must supply the data immediately so it could be subjected to forensic analysis before the ICO decided on the necessary course of action.
The Web search leader was fined $25,000 in April for impeding a U.S. investigation into Street View data collection.
Al-Shabaab have claimed responsibility for attack which took place at Somali military base near Mogadishu
On September 22, 1979, the American Vela 6911 satellite designed to detect nuclear tests from orbit, observed a curious double flash originating near the Prince Edward Islands off the coast of Antarctica in the southern Atlantic.
PM Cazeneuve cites concerns over terrorist threats as France holds presidential and parliamentary elections next year
Many incoming cabinet members have railed against the worker protections and environmental and corporate regulations that President Barack Obama has enacted.
A Xinjiang official told the Global Times that the new policy tightening was intended to maintain social order in the region.
The two officials have met to discuss agreement on the cooperation of defence
Trump has said that he would create a Muslim registry or database during his campaign for the White House, saying it would be possible through “good management.” Then, a Trump surrogate brought up the wartime incarceration of Japanese-Americans as a “precedent” for creating such a registry.
More than 90 soldiers were killed and 100 were injured after US warplanes hit Iraqi army units
Italy was plunged into political uncertainty by the resignation of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi following a crushing referendum defeat.
Four people have been killed after a train derailment caused a fire
A mild earthquake was felt along the central coast and on nearby islands.
Biden's two-day visit to Ottawa, which started with the dinner hosted by Trudeau on Thursday, came as Canada's regional leaders met in the capital to finalize a national climate strategy.
Investigations are ongoing, but Colombia's civil aviation safety chief has said the plane disregarded international rules on fuel reserves.
Most of Bulgaria's fleet of MiG-29s have been in constant need of repairs in recent years.
The US refining system is already the largest in the world, with some 139 refineries in operation, according to Davis Refinery. Most petroleum refining operations are along the US Gulf Coast.
Military spokesman Badare Akintoye had earlier said "at least 30 people have been killed in the suicide blasts carried out by two female suicide bombers in the market."