The Issue: Italy requested that Google inform Italian citizens of the Street View service by clearly marking the routes the vehicles were using to collect data. Google didn't do this, and it also violated privacy laws by illegally intercepting data transmissions from unencrypted networks without authorization.
Action Taken: After Google pledged to improve security practices and delete all collected data, Italian prosecutors have opened an investigation against the company. Failure to comply may lead to fines of up to 180,000 euros (US $250,000).