Statement Regarding the Announcement of 37 States to Investigate Google’s Street View Snooping



Washington, DC (July 22, 2010) – The following is a statement by Steve Pociask, president of the American Consumer Institute:

“Today, 37 state Attorneys General spanning the country announced they were joining forces to launch a bipartisan investigation to determine if Google is snooping and acquiring consumers’ personal and proprietary information for their own profit.  For some time now, consumers have been asking aloud if they are being misled.  Now, the state attorney generals have heeded that call.  This unprecedented legal action will determine if there is possible criminal activity and get answers to some serious consumer questions: Is Google collecting my personal information and invading my privacy for profit?  It is time for Google to come clean with consumers and law enforcement