For Google, the recent ruling by a U.S. appeals court concerning the tech giant’s Street View program represents both bad news and even worse news.
The court upheld a district court’s decision stating that data collected from unencrypted Wi-Fi networks is not exempt under federal wiretap laws. This defeat in court represents the bad news. The worse news? These kinds of victories give confidence and momentum to consumer watchdog groups, and that can spell trouble for attorneys that represent Google and other companies like it.