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As Deadline Approaches, Google Has Yet to Answer to AG’s Demands



    Google has yet to give Attorney General Richard Blumenthal the information he’s asked for about what information Google Street View collected as its cars toured Connecticut in 2008.

    The Web search giant still has a few hours to comply with the request, but has indicated it would not provide the information requested, according to Blumenthal's office. 

    “I am disappointed by Google’s failure to comply with my information demands,” Blumenthal said in a statement on Friday. “We will review any information we receive and consider whether additional enforcement steps -- including possible legal action -- are warranted.”

    Last week, the attorney general filed a civil investigative demand – similar to a subpoena -- to find out what Google had gleaned from unsecured personal and business wireless computer networks in the state. He gave the company until today to respond.

    "As we have said before, we are profoundly sorry for having mistakenly collected payload data from unencrypted networks. As soon as we realized what had happened, we stopped collecting all WiFi data from our Street View cars and immediately informed the authorities,"  Google said in a statement released. "We did not want and have never used the payload data in any of our products and services. We want to delete the data as soon as possible and will continue to work with the authorities to determine the best way forward, as well as to answer their further questions and concerns."

    Blumenthal, who is also Senator-elect, will take over Sen. Chris Dodd’s seat in the U.S. Senate next month.