turrican said:

and.... http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1651889/google-stolen-wifi "Google wants to keep stolen WiFi data" ... Google ignored last week the first deadline set by German regulators to fork over hard drives containing the data it had collected in Germany, and is apparently working towards a compromise after its lawyers advised the company not to comply. Unsurprisingly, handing the data over to governments isn't welcomed by some Internet subscribers and organisations either, including the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).

Turrican : actually the disposition of the data that Google collected is sort of up in the air right now -- several countries ordered Google to delete the data, yet several other countries ordered them not to delete the data --- if, at some point charges are brought against Google, they can't very well be allowed to destroy evidence.