Comme mentionné précédemment, Google a informé l'Office of Autralian Information Commissioner avoir découvert de nouveaux disques contenant des données dites "de contenu" (billet) ... ces disques contiennent des données provenant d'Australie mais aussi de Nouvelle-Zélande.
Face à cette situation, le Privacy Commissioner's Office a publié le communiqué suivant:
"Google has now said that it appears it did not destroy all the information collected from unsecured WiFi networks during its Street View filming in New Zealand. In recent checks, it has found one disk that may contain New Zealand and Australian information, along with disks relating to other countries. These had been missed when Google responded to the original privacy investigations.
The Privacy Commissioner's office has told Google to destroy the disk.
Google had earlier informed the Privacy Commissioner that all the ‘payload' information - that is, contents of communications crossing the WiFi networks - had been securely destroyed. The destruction was verified by an independent agency.
"It's very disappointing that this disk could be overlooked," said Assistant Commissioner Katrine Evans. "Collecting the information in the first place was a major breach of privacy, and we made it plain as part of our original investigation that all the information should be destroyed.
"Fortunately, it appears very unlikely that the information on the disk has been accessed or used in any way. Google is willing to destroy the disk. It has also apologised for its mistake. We sincerely hope that this will be an end to what has been a long-running saga.""
(Source: Privacy Commissioner Statement)
- PRIVACY COMMISSIONER OF NEW ZEALAND, "All WiFi payload data to be destroyed, Privacy Commissioner tells Google", Media Statement, October 10, 2012.