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Greek Government to Allow Street Images

ONLINE PRIVACY—GREECE

January 20, 2010

In a decision seen as opening the door for Google Street View, the Greek Data Protection Authority (DPA) has given the okay for kapou.gr to provide its panoramic street-level image service, according to an Associated Press report in the Atlanta Journal Constitution. The DPA's approval was granted following kapou.gr assurances related to face-blurring technology and limits on the storage of images. Talks between the DPA and Google related to the launch of Street View in Greek cities are ongoing, and while the kapou.gr decision makes it likely that Google will be granted similar approval, no timeline has been given by the DPA.
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