The State of Connecticut asked Google to hand over user data it collected from unsecured wireless networks when its Street Views cars trundled around the state, but Google refused.
And now, in the face of the refusal, Connecticut has buckled at the knees, said, 'OK then,' and got on with something else.
Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal last month asked to hand over the data. Following the search giant's refusal, a new Attorney General, George Jepsen, said he'd come to an agreement with Google instead
Google will admit that its Street View cars collected private information from unsuspecting Wi-Fi users during 2008 and 2009. The data included URLs of websites visited, emails, passwords and other information, according to Jepsen. So he decided he won't need to look at it.
Rather he'll just decide what to do about it. If anything.