Google has agreed to settle
a case brought by 38 states over its collection of personal data…And Hawaii is one of them.
The Internet search giant
will pay a fine of $7 million --- with $106,179 going to the state
The data was collected and
stored while Google cars drove around the island for its Street View mapping
project. Bruce Kim is the Executive Director of Hawaii’s
Office of Consumer Protection. He says this was a clear violation of people’s
The information may have
included URLs of requested websites, emails, and any other
private communication being transmitted at the time Google cars were driving
The company has since
disabled or removed the software that allowed the Street View cars to collect
You can read the full Assurance of Voluntary Compliance here.
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(Molly Solomon / HPR News)