In the midst of a flood of investigations worldwide into Google's collection of private Wi-Fi data, London's Metropolitan Police Service is reviewing a criminal complaint filed against Google. The Police Service estimates that it will spend eight to ten days conducting an initial inquiry, during which time it will determine basic facts. If it determines that Google has broken any laws, the case will be referred to a specialist team working at the national level. The complaint was brought by London-based Privacy International under two UK laws: the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act and the Wireless Telegraphy Act. The filing of a criminal complaint in London echoes similar actions undertaken in Spain, where criminal complaints have been filed against Google in two courts. For more information, see EPIC - Investigations of Google Street View.
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