Google faces ‘Street View block’

08 Lug Google faces ‘Street View block’

Google’s plans to launch a mapping tool in the UK could be referred to the Information Commissioner.

Street View matches photos of locations to maps, including passers-by who were captured as the photograph was taken.

Privacy International, a UK rights group, believes the technology breaks data protection laws. “In our view they need a person’s consent if they make use of a person’s face for commercial ends,” said Simon Davis of the group. Street View has already been launched in the US and includes photos of streets in major American cities. Leggi tutto