Google Agrees To Pay $25,000 Fine To Put FCC Investigation ‘Behind It’

Posted on Apr 28 2012 - 5:37am by Editorial Staff

FCC fined Google earlier this month with a fine of $25,000 for impeding an investigation into whether or not the data collected during its Street View project violated user privacy. The Wall Street Journal reports that the company has agreed to pay the fine in order to put this investigation behind it. The FCC’s complaint was that the project allows users to see street level images when they map a location. The FCC imposed by fine by saying that Google had collected personal information without permission and had then deliberately not cooperated with the FCC’s investigation. “In promising to pay the bureau’s penalty, the company has rightly admitted wrongdoing,” spokeswoman Tammy Sun said. Despite the fine, the FCC was unable to find sufficient evidence in the Street View investigation to take further legal action.

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