The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has said it is considering a second investigation into the Google Street View Wi-Fi data harvesting incident after revelations the firm had long known the cars were storing the data.
The ICO had said it had received assurances from Google in November 2010 about the search giant's future conduct.
But at that time, Google had maintained that the data collection effort was the result of a rogue engineer's actions.
However, the FCC report released over the weekend appears to blow holes in that claim.
It said the engineer that had written the so-called wardriving app for Google's Street View fleet had warned bosses it needed to discuss the privacy implications as far back as 2006.
This has forced the ICO to consider whether or not it needs to undertake a new investigation into the incident.
"We will study the FCC report and consider what further action, if any, needs to be taken," it said.
Furthermore, according The Guardian, Privacy International has made a complaint to Scotland Yard about a possible breach of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA).
Neither PI nor the Metropolitan Police Service had responded to quests for comment from V3 at the time of writing.
In separate developments, the New York Times has named the engineer it said was responsible for the rogue code.
The NYT claimed a former state investigator had named the engineer as former Google contractor Marius Milner.
Milner declined to comment to the NYT about the claim and V3 has not been able to reach him at the time of publication.
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