FTC Ends Street View Feud With Google After Winning Privacy Concessions

Evans-Machida? Man this is old

After much hullabaloo, Google and the Federal Trade Commission have kissed and made up. This, only a few days after Google admitted to “accidentally” collecting people’s private data with its Street View cars. Google had promised, in so many words, that it would never do that (collect people’s private data) again, a promise that satisfied the FTC. And, scene.

Google says it will delete any and all data “as soon as possible,” which, I guess, is a victory for the common good.

It will also now require a “privacy design document” for all of its projects. That is, sort of a privacy guidebook to follow to ensure that the project, whatever it is, doesn’t stomp all over its users’ privacy.