Korean police raid Google's Seoul offices
11th Aug 2010 | 09:28
Seize hard drives for Wi-Fi snoop investigation
Google's Korean offices have been raided by the police who suspected that the company was collecting and storing data on "unspecified internet users from Wi-Fi networks"
With the Street View furore yet to die down, the company has faced anger from many governments over the collection of Wi-Fi data without permission – something it has insisted is an error.
But police in Seoul have followed that up with a raid on the offices, with the BBC reporting that hard drives were seized in the raid.
"[We] have been investigating Google Korea on suspicion of unauthorised collection and storage of data on unspecified internet users from Wi-Fi networks," the Korean National Police Agency (KNPA) said in a statement.
Google has insisted that it will not stand in the way of any further investigation and will co-operate fully with the authorities.
The company has already apologised for what it insists was an inadvertent error in seizing unsecured Wi-Fi details whilst touring around countries for its Street View data.