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South Korean police raided Google?s Seoul office on Tuesday on the grounds that the Internet search giant illegally collected user data.

Google has been preparing since the end of last year to launch the ?Street View? service in South Korea and the data capture is related to this launch, according to the police.

The investigation in one of the countries that most uses the Internet in Asia represents yet another setback for Google, which already faces charges related to Street View by the Federal Communications Commission of the United States and other countries, as well as labor lawsuits.

?(The police) is investigating Google in Korea on suspicion of unauthorized capture and storage of data from random Internet users over wireless connections,? the Korean National Police Agency said in a note.

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