Google Street View Wi-Fi Collection - 3rd letter to OAIC
8 October 2012
Mr Timothy Pilgrim
Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
By Email: Timothy.Pilgrim@oaic.gov.au
Re: Google Street View Wi-Fi Collection
Google Inc. has now completed our comprehensive review of our Street View disk inventory. We can advise that the final stage of this process identified two additional Street View vehicle disks that were used for the collection of data in Australia during the time that Wi-Fi data collection was ongoing. Both disks have always been securely housed in our quarantine cages, but our systems were not able to recognize them as Australian. We apologize for this error.
One of the disks was used exclusively in Australia. We would like to delete this disk and, unless you object, we will proceed with its deletion pursuant to your 6 August 2012 letter.
The other disk was used in both Australia and New Zealand. We would also like to delete this disk and, unless you object, we will proceed with its deletion when we receive approval to do so from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of New Zealand.
We do not expect to identify any other Australian disks.