Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Google's ICO privacy audit out

The UK Information Commissioner's Office has published the results of its consensual data protection audit of Google Inc's privacy processes, initiated as a result of the Google Streetview collection of wifi payload data.

The audit was based on a desk-based review of relevant documentation, an on-site visit at Google Inc in London on 19 and 20 July 2011 including interviews with staff, and an inspection of selected records.

Verdict - there's been progress in Google's privacy procedures, but more improvements are needed.

For more info -

For anyone interested, there's a full Guide to ICO data protection audits.

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