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Google promises to delete Street View data

Google has come under fire for collecting sensitive information when Street View Cars mapped Uk town

Google has pledged to delete all the data it has collected through the Street View vehicles in the UK, the Information Commissioner said on Friday.

Senior vice-president of Google Alan Eustace on Friday signed an undertaking on behalf of the search company stating that it will also improve data handling to ensure that security breaches similar to the one that has occurred due to Street View vehicles does not occur again.

Google came under fire after it was found that its mapping vehicles 'inadvertently" collected sensitive information including full emails and passwords from Wi-Fi networks when its Street View cars mapped the UK's towns and cities.

Information commissioner Christopher Graham said it was a "significant achievement" for the UK's privacy regulator to get a major multinational corporation like Google to commit to improving its data handling practices.