Italian prosecutors have opened an investigation into Google for allegedly violating the country’s privacy laws through the data collected for the Internet company’s Street View service, newspapers reported Thursday.
In an article for an Italian online magazine, legal expert Fulvio Sarzana di S. Ippolito argued that the magistrates should really be investigating illegal interception of communications rather than “illicit interference in private life,” as is currently the case. The choice of which possible offense to investigate could have a bearing on how voluntary Google’s conduct was deemed to be and influence the outcome of a possible trial, he said.
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Studio Legale Roma Sarzana & Associati