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Google’s EU warning over Street View privacy

Posted By admin On February 26, 2010 @ 10:14 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Heidi Blake
London Telegraph [1]
Friday, February 26th, 2010

Google has been told by European Union data privacy regulators to warn people before it sends cameras out to take pictures for its Street View maps.

The online search giant should shorten the length of time for which it keeps the uncensored photographs it takes from one year to six months, the regulators also said in a letter to the company.

Google said its need to retain the original Street View images for a full year is “legitimate and justified” in a statement.

The company said it already posts notifications on its website about where its cameras are being sent. The alert function indicated yesterday that Google’s picture-taking vehicles had been cruising the streets of Cagiliari in Italy, Nantes in France and possibly other nearby cities.

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[3] Google Street-View Car Searched by Paris Privacy Regulators Before Ruling: http://www.prisonplanet.com/google-street-view-car-searched-by-paris-privacy-regulators-before-ruling.html

[4] Google Street View ‘broke Australian privacy laws by collecting personal data through WiFi’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/google-street-view-broke-australian-privacy-laws-by-collecting-personal-data-through-wifi.html

[5] Google Street View ‘single biggest breach of privacy in history’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/google-street-view-single-biggest-breach-of-privacy-in-history.html

[6] Google’s Street View dealt blow by Czech privacy concerns: http://www.prisonplanet.com/googles-street-view-dealt-blow-by-czech-privacy-concerns.html

[7] Google forced to black out Street View photos after privacy protests from people caught on camera: http://www.prisonplanet.com/google-forced-to-black-out-street-view-photos-after-privacy-protests-from-people-caught-on-camera.html

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