Recently, Google announced that Google Health will be retired Jan. 1, 2012, with data available through Jan. 1, 2013. In the future, Google may face claims that it may have violated 1996 HIPAA laws regarding protection of personal health records. Once individuals started posting their personal health records on Google Health, were they secure and private?
In 2010, Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) admitted that when collecting Street View photos around the world it also collected data from unsecured wireless networks. That led to a bunch of lawsuits.
Recently, U.S. Federal Judge James Ware refused to dismiss a class action lawsuit based on allegations that Google violated the U.S. Federal Wiretap Act by collecting unsecured WiFi data when taking Street View photos.