Search giant Google has come under fire again for trespassing on personal WiFi information on open networks via its Google Street View.
Google has been accused of secretly collecting personal details by mapping WiFi connections to use them to generate money via selling adverts.
Google has suspended the use of all the Street View cars to collect data, but the search giant has already mapped every Wi-Fi Network in the UK.
The collected data allows Google to provide mobile phone users with information about nearby cinemas, restaurants, shops, hotels and other service providers via its Google Maps service.
Google argues that the information it collected was publicly available as the WiFi networks extend beyond the property in which they are positioned.
But, the Privacy International said that Google’s claim that it had right to access everyone’s wifi details because it was all public was a unjustifiable argument.
Speaking on the issue, a spokesperson for the Privacy International said, “It is bogus because of the question of scale and the question of integration with other information which would amount to a huge breach of our privacy.”
The Privacy International has called for a parliamentary inquiry to question Google’s concerned move.
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