Google's UK privacy manager was a senior official at the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) during its much-criticised investigation into Street View, it has emerged.
Rob Halfon, the Tory MP for Harlow who has been critical of the ICO and Google over the data capture, said he would raise the matter in parliament. He told the Guardian: "This is a pretty shocking revelation. It raises more questions about the information commissioner than it does Google because clearly the ICO has been asleep on their watch on this issue."
McCartney was one of the top officials at the ICO at the time of its 2010 investigation. However, the ICO said McCartney was not involved in its original investigation.
The news came to light following a Freedom of Information request by a member of the public who noticed that McCartney, formerly the head of data protection promotion at the ICO,... Source/Origin >> Read More