London, July 28 (ANI): Internet search giant Google has admitted that it did not delete all the data, which it collected by its Streetview mapping cars in a number of countries around the world.
It accepted that it could not delete all passwords and emails, collected over open WiFi networks in 2010, due to a 'human error', despite repeated assurances in public and to the UK Information Commissioner Office (ICO).
Peter Fleisher, Google's Global Privacy Counsel, wrote to Steve Eckersley, the head of enforcement at the ICO, saying "Google has recently confirmed that it still has in its possession a small portion of payload data collected by our Street View vehicles, and that the firm apologizes for this error."
"We have determined that we continue to have payload data from the UK and other countries. We are in the process of notifying the relevant authorities in those countries," Fleisher said.
According to the Telegraph, Fleischer said that Google would like to delete the data, which it has identified, but never accessed and has never used for commercial purposes.
"Google would now like to delete the remaining UK data, but would like your instructions on how to proceed," he wrote.
"We are prepared to arrange for you to review this data, or to destroy it. Google remains committed to working with the ICO on this matter," he added. (ANI)