En août dernier, Google a indiqué à l'Office of the Australian Information Commissioner avoir détruit les disques contenant des données dites "de contenu" (billet). Toutefois, on peut lire, cette semaine, sur le site de l'autorité australienne que l'entreprise a découvert de nouveaux disques. Face à cette situation, le commissaire à la vie privée a déclaré que:
"I [i.e. Timothy Pilgrim, Privacy Commissioner] have informed Google that it should immediately destroy this data, unless there is a lawful purpose for its retention. Once this has occurred I have asked Google to again confirm via an independent third party that the data has been destroyed.I remain concerned that this data still exists given that Google previously confirmed that all data relating to this issue had been destroyed. I have advised Google that it is important that there is no further Street View Wi-Fi data in Google’s possession requiring destruction. I have asked Google for further information about their audit process to allow me to better understand the steps taken during the review of their disk inventory.I remind all organisations that they have a responsibility to protect customer privacy and securely store the data that they hold. Personal information that is no longer being used or is out of date should be destroyed or permanently deidentified."[Source: OAIC Statement]
Pour plus de détails:
- OFFICE OF THE AUSTRALIAN INFORMATION COMMISSIONER,
- "Google Street View Wi-Fi Collection - additional disks located", Media Statement, October 9, 2012.
- "Google Street View Wi-Fi Collection - letter to Google", Correspondence, October 9, 2012.