HARTFORD — Google representatives said yesterday that the search engine company did not break any laws as it compiled images for its Street View mapping service, after Connecticut’s attorney general pressed the company to “come clean with the American public.’’
Authorities have said the additional information that was gathered may violate privacy laws. Street View provides pictures of the locations a user selects on Google maps.
Last month, Google said it had mistakenly collected data from public Wi-Fi networks in more than 30 countries. Police in Germany and Australia have launched investigations.
“As we have said before, this was a mistake,’’ a Google spokeswoman said. “Google did nothing illegal and we are working with the relevant authorities to answer their questions and concerns.’’
The attorneys general of Connecticut and Missouri have sent letters to Google asking for clarification on the data collected.
Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal yesterday urged Google to reveal whether it had illegally collected data from personal and business networks, such as e-mails, passwords, and Web-browsing histories.