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Wednesday 18 October 2017

Google warned on data deletion delay

THE Data Protection Commissioner last night warned Google's retention of Street View data was "clearly unacceptable".

Data Protection Commissioner Billy Hawkes said the US internet giant was supposed to have deleted the data and had provided third party information that it had been deleted.

However, Google contacted the Data Protection Commission offices in Ireland and the UK yesterday, apologised and acknowledged it was still in possession of some of the data. It had been re-scanning thousands of discs from the Street View data searching for other information it may have picked up.

The data commissioner's office has conveyed its "deep unhappiness" to Google and said it wants answers by Wednesday.

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