European Data Protection Digest

Street View on the Road Again

ONLINE PRIVACY—SWITZERLAND

August 6, 2010

An interim agreement between Swiss Data Protection Commissioner Hanspeter Thür and Google is allowing Street View vehicles to be back on the roads, filming in Swiss cities, Swissinfo.ch reports. However, the new photos will not be uploaded until the Federal Administrative Court enters its decision on the lawsuit Thür has filed against Google over privacy concerns. The company is facing a total of 28 legal actions worldwide related to its mapping service. Thür's concerns include inadequate blurring of faces and vehicle registration plates and photos that "did not respect people's private sphere," the report states.
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