Police raid Google Korea office

Street View cars may have illegally captured wireless network data, police say

Google Korea’s offices were raided on Tuesday by South Korean police as part of an investigation into whether the company illegally collected and stored personal wireless data. From late last year until May, Google Korea dispatched cars topped with cameras to cruise around South Korea to photograph neighborhoods ahead of the planned launch of Street View service in this country this year. The Cyber Terror Response Center of the Korean National Police Agency said in a statement police suspect those cars may have illegally captured and stored personal data from wireless networks while they were mapping streets. Google is already facing investigations and lawsuits in several countries in connection with private wireless data collected by its Street View cars.

New York Times