Google Korea HQ Raided By Police

The Korean Police have raided Google’s head office in Seoul as a part of its ongoing investigation into the Google Street View data collecting scandal.

The South Korean police said that Google is suspected of illegally collecting and storing data gathered from unsecured Wi-Fi networks in the country, BBC News reports.

"[We] have been investigating Google Korea on suspicion of unauthorised collection and storage data on unspecified Internet users from Wi-Fi networks, we will investigate officials and scrutinize the data we confiscated today" said the Cyber Terror Response Centre of the Korean National Police Agency (KNPA).

The raid was conducted by 19 KNPA officials as a part of agency’s investigation on data collection methods of Street View cars.

The team has confiscated all hard drives and related paperwork for further investigation.

Google has recently admitted to 'accidentally' harvesting payload data from unsecured Wi-Fi networks whilst gathering information for its Street View service.

The company is currently under investigation in a number of countries, including the US and Germany, to determine whether it broke data protection laws when gathering the data.