FCC Consumer Bureau Chief Says Google Street View "Clearly Infringes on Consumer Privacy," Charges Company with "Cyber Snooping"
The Chief of the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau for the Federal Communications Commission warned consumers that Google's "behavior" raises important privacy concerns and said that the collection of Wi-Fi data, "whether intentional or not . . . clearly infringes on consumer privacy." Mr. Gurin further stated that the FCC Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau is "now addressing cyber security as a high priority." EPIC recently wrote to the FCC Chairman Jules Genachowski and urged the Commission to open an investigation of Google Street View. EPIC said, "The Commission plays a critical role in safeguarding the integrity of communications networks and the privacy of American consumers."