TweetGoogle fined $ 25,000 for impeding probe into data collection projectReutersTue Apr 17 2012 08:18:10 GMT+0400 (Arabian Standard Time) Oman TimeWASHINGTON: Google has been fined $ 25,000 for impeding a United States investigation into the Web search leader’s data collection for its Street View project, which allows users to see street level images when they map a location.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) imposed the fine late on Friday, saying Google had collected personal information without permission and had then deliberately not cooperated with the FCC’s investigation.
The company could not supply compliant declarations without identifying employees it preferred not to identify,” according to an FCC order dated April 13.Misconduct of this nature threatens to compromise the commission’s ability to effectively investigate possible violations of the Communications Act and the commission’s rules.Google disagreeGoogle said in a statement said it turned over information to the agency and challenged the finding that it was uncooperative.As the FCC notes in their report, we provided all the materials the regulators felt they needed to conclude their investigation and we were not found to have violated any laws,” the company said in a statement.
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