Google Stares at $25,000 Fine for Impeding Street View Privacy Probe



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I can't tell from the tone of the article if the author is suggesting that fines scale not with the size of a crime, but with the size of the perpetrator. If the argument is simply that the FCC does a poor job of regulating and enforcing policy - I am in complete agreement.



Since you asked, I feel it's a little unsettling that the FCC pulled out of its probe and settled on seeking a max fine of $25,000, which in this case doesn't even amount to a slap on the wrist.



I more than agree here.

I'd like to see privacy issues given the weight they deserve. That means, to me, when you fail to respond in a timely manner to a query from the FCC, you are not only subject to heavy fines but to jail time (with proper due process, of course).

It's rather ironic that Google wants to know everything about you, but doesn't want you to know what they are doing.



Ha, the government complaining about privacy concerns and data collection. Guess they need the money for another Vegas trip since the last one got them busted on taxpayer money.

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