Timeline for Street View


April 10, 2011 - Google abandons Street View operations in Germany
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April 5, 2011 - Swiss Court finds Google Street View Violates Privacy Rights
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March 21, 2011 - France CNIL fines Google 100,000 Euros for violating French privacy laws.
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January 28, 2011 – Connecticut Attorney General Jepsen drops Civil Investigative Demand, agrees to Google stipulation and settlement negotiations.
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January 6, 2011 – South Korea National Police determine that Google broke Korean privacy law.

December 14, 2010 – New Zealand privacy commissioner finds Google violated New Zealand privacy law.
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December 14 2010 – Connecticut Attorney General Blumenthal issues civil investigative demand for Google Street View data.
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November 29, 2010 – Google's pending patent application for use of wi-fi data linked to particular users becomes public.
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November 10, 2010 – The Wall Street Journal reports that the FCC has opened investigation into Google wi-fi data collection.
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November 3, 2010 – British officials announce Google violated UK data protection laws.
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October 27, 2010 – FTC closes "noninvestigation" of Google Street View.
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October 22, 2010 – Google ends its illegal collection of wi-fi data transmissions, admits to having collected private information.
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October 20, 2010 – Canada's Privacy Commissioner determines that Google Street View violated Canadian privacy law.
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October 19, 2010 – Spanish DPA files suit against Google Street View for five violations of Spanish law.
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September 22, 2010 – Czech Republic turns down Google's application to collect personal data for Street View.

September 21, 2010 – Italy orders Google to stop collecting wi-fi data.

July 21, 2010 – Connecticut Attorney General Blumenthal's office issues a press release announcing that 38 states are now participating in a multi-state investigation into Google's collection of wi-fi data. Blumenthal sends a letter to Google on behalf of the coalition.
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June 17, 2010 – French National Commission on Computing and Liberty (CNIL) announced that its preliminary analysis of Google's data collection shows Google saved e-mails and passwords.
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June 22, 2010 – London's Metropolitan Police commence an investigation into Google's wi-fi activities.

June 17, 2010 – French National Commission on Computing and Liberty (CNIL) announced that its preliminary analysis of Google's data collection shows Google saved e-mails and passwords.
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June 11, 2010 – Reps. Ed Markey (D-MA), Joe Barton (R-TX) and Henry Waxman (D-CA) issue a press release promising to "actively and aggressively monitor developments in this area," referring to Google's behavior as "deeply troubling," and calling for a hearing.
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June 8, 2010 – Hong Kong Commissioner states that Google has ceased operating Street View cars in Hong Kong and when they start again they won't collect wi-fi data. Also mentions that Google delivered a written undertaking on June 7.
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June 4, 2010 – Hungarian Parliamentary Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information issues a press release announcing the beginning of an official investigation of Google Street View and sends a letter to Google.
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May 28, 2010 – Rep. John Conyers (D-MICH) writes to Eric Schmidt expressing concern over Google's conduct and requesting that Google retain the data collected by its Street View cars until review of the matter is complete.
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May 28, 2010 – Austria bans street view cars, confirms investigation is taking place.
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May 26, 2010 – Reps. Ed Markey (D-MA), Joe Barton (R-TX) and Henry Waxman (D-CA) of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce send a letter to Google CEO Eric Schmidt.
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May 22, 2010 – Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commission says they are working with European data protection authorities to investigate Google wi-fi collection.
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May 21, 2010 – EPIC writes to FCC Chairman asking the Commission to launch an investigation into Google's conduct.

May 19, 2010 – Reps. Ed Markey (D-MA) and Joe Barton (R-TX) write to FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz asking whether Google had violated the public's expectations of privacy and whether it had broken federal law.
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May 19, 2010 – French National Commission on Computing and Liberty (CNIL) confirms an investigation into Google.
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May 19, 2010 – Italy confirms in a press release that it launched a prosecution against Google street view.
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May 18, 2010 - Hong Kong Privacy commissioner for Personal Data sends a form of undertaking, seeking assurances from Google. When Google fails to respond, the Commissioner threatens sanctions.
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May 16, 2010 – Google Deletes private data in Ireland.
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