Austria began a formal probe and demanded the deletion of the Wi-Fi data, the Czech Republic did neither, while Germany is holding an inquiry but has not asked for the data to be destroyed.
The same applies in Asia. Hong Kong’s privacy commissioner decided not to file a complaint after Google said it had destroyed the data. Singapore, which has no body of privacy law, told telecomasia.net it is reviewing the case with “relevant authorities.” Not much is likely to happen there.
Plenty will happen in this social networking battle. Google fears for its business as Facebook becomes the default window into the web.
The contest will hit telcos who are building businesses in mobile advertising and apps, and of course our privacy.