Google urges US Apex Court to settle Street View privacy lawsuit

Washington, Apr 2: Google has reportedly asked the US Supreme Court to settle its Street View privacy lawsuit.

The ruling may have major consequences for the privacy of unprotected Wi-Fi networks, if the country’s highest court decides to hear the case.

According to the Verge, the case centers on Street View’s Wi-Fi sniffing program, which would automatically scan unencrypted networks Street View cars as a way of verifying the car’s location.

The program was reportedly considered a violation of privacy, which led to a series of lawsuits by both states and individuals.

While Google maintained that the Wi-Fi sniffing was not illegal, a class action lawsuit was pushed against it by the federal appeals court in September. (ANI)