The Issue: The search engine giant violated Canadian privacy laws when it collected private data through wi-fi networks, including email addresses, passwords, telephone numbers, and, for some reason, the names of residents suffering from certain medical conditions.
Action Taken: An investigation by Canada's Privacy Commissioner, Jennifer Stoddart, found Google guilty of breaking privacy laws, but no fines were issued. Google has been given until Feb. 1, 2011 to delete all illegally collected data.