(NEWS.com.au) — AFTER being caught spying on people across Australia and Europe with its wi-fi-slurping Street View cars, Google told angry regulators it would delete the ill-gotten data. But it didn't.
Britain's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has received a letter from Google in which the company admits it kept a "small portion" of the electronic information collected from the UK and other countries.
"Google apologises for this error," Peter Fleischer, Google's global privacy counsel, said in the letter, which the ICO published.
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The ICO said in a statement that Google Inc, based in Mountain View, California, had agreed to delete all the data nearly two years ago, adding that its failure to do so "is cause for concern".