Attorney-General written question – answered on 9th November 2010.

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Photo of Robert Halfon Robert Halfon Conservative, Harlow

To ask the Attorney-General what representations the Crown Prosecution Service has received on prosecution of Google for illegal offences under (a) the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 and (b) the Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006 in respect of its Street View project; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Edward Garnier Edward Garnier The Solicitor-General

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) was contacted by Avon and Somerset police in May of this year for advice on what its likely view would be on prosecuting Google for potential offences arising out of its Street View project. The CPS position is that if, following an investigation, a file were to be submitted to the CPS, then the case would be reviewed in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors and dealt with accordingly. No other representations are known to have been received, although such requests would not be collated centrally.

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