South Korean police raid Google offices over Street View
“We can confirm that the police have visited Google Korea in conjunction with their investigation around data collection by Street View cars. We will cooperate with the investigation and answer any questions they have,” said a Google spokeswoman via e-mail.
Google has drawn criticism from multiple countries in connection to its Street View service, which lets users of Google Maps view panoramic images of city streets. Google has admitted its Street View cars collected user information from unsecured wireless networks while taking photos and has apologized, but maintains that its actions were legal.
That response was not enough for a 37-state coalition led by Connecticut Attorney General and Democratic candidate for Senate Richard Blumenthal. The group has promised to “vigorously and aggressively” investigate whether Google violated federal laws in the process. Authorities in Italy, Spain and Australia are also investigating the incident.