There's a chance that Google could be investigated by British police after news emerged from an American report that the firm's StreetView camera project collected Wi-Fi data from some homes they passed by.

The Federal Communication Commission report said a mistake made by a 'single software engineer' led to a mass of data being collected from any unencrypted points. And, in another amazing twist to the story, the identity of that programmer software engineer has been revealed as a man named Marius Milner. He doesn't work for Google anymore.

The UK Information Commissioner's Office (the ICO) conducted an investigation into Google StreetView in 2010. Back then it asked the firm to delete any data from users that it shouldn't have collected over open Wi-Fi Networks.

Today an ICO spokesperson told IBTimes UK that if the US FCC documents showed there was still a case to answer, it could reopen the investigation.