"A Wi-Fi provider for Boston and Brookline is suing Google Inc., claiming the Internet search engine’s street-mapping team captured and stored information from its Wi-Fi users in violation of federal and state privacy laws.
The proposed class-action lawsuit by Newton-based Galaxy Internet Services seeks damages of $10 million on behalf of itself and its customers.
Google refuses to give that wi-fi data:
"The internet giant has admitted to gathering data sent over unencrypted wi-fi connections while setting up its Street View service.
Under German law it is obliged to surrender this data to the Information Commissioner.
Officials say Google missed a midnight deadline on May 27 [last Thursday] to comply.
Compromise offer now:
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The situation is changing all the time: