British Officials Fume Over Google Street-View Gaffes

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One political voice in the United Kingdom revealed his fury over recent waves of the company’s rough practices toward its web surfers.

InformationWeek writes that a conservative Member of Parliament, Robert Halfon, expressed his discontent with the information commissioner’s “lily-livered” deluge into Google’s documented privacy breaches. The search-engine savant came under fire this month for accidentally obtaining private e-mails and passwords in setting up its street-view technology. (See photos inside Google headquarters.)

PC Mag adds that Halfon suggested the implementation of a bill of rights for users, along with a society to oversee Internet privacy. This outlet would function similarly to Britain’s current medical and legal units — The British Medical Association and British Law Society. (Read about the story behind Google Doodles.)