The ICO – our very own Three Monkeys
You have to hand it to the ICO – its ability to sit on a fence while looking both ways at the same time is truly Vaudeville.
This is what it says about Google’s drive-by wi-fi-spy:
The information we saw does not include meaningful personal details that could be linked to an identifiable person… [but] we recognise that other data protection authorities conducting a detailed analysis of all the payload data collected in their jurisdictions may nevertheless find samples of information which can be linked to identifiable individuals.
There is also no evidence as yet that the data captured by Google has caused or could cause any individual detriment… [but] it was wrong to collect the information.
…we remain vigilant and will be reviewing any relevant findings and evidence from our international counterparts’ investigations.
Therefore our information and privacy and the privacy of our information remains safe.