The Issue: After fessing up to “inadvertently” collecting data (emails, passwords, URLs) from unprotected wireless networks, Google was found guilty of breaking Britain's data protection laws.
Action Taken: Google escaped the maximum fine of $800,000, but the U.K. Information Commissioner’s office requested that the company provide written legal assurance to ensure no data protection breaches occur in the future. In addition, Google must update certain policies and create a security-awareness program for employees.