Google Seoul’s Office Raided by Police Officers on Illegal Data Collection

Google Seoul’s Office Raided by Police Officers on Illegal Data Collection

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Google’s local office in Seoul, South Korea was raided by police offers last Tuesday. Investigators were on the giant search engine local office to collect evidence of that will tie the company to illegally collecting data. Allegations says that Google’s mobile advertising platform and agency “AdMob” is collecting and storing  location information of it’s smart phone users. Head of S. Korea’s police cyber crime unit Chang Byung-Duk admits failure to collect evidence but officials from Google promised to cooperate with the police. On the same day a local portal site Daum was also raided on the same accounts.   Google stressed that it did nothing illegal in South Korea, and this month together with Apple they are invited by Senate on a hearing regarding privacy issues.

 

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