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Google Responds to Consumers' Foundation

ONLINE PRIVACY—TAIWAN

September 16, 2010

In response to comments made at a Consumers' Foundation press conference Wednesday, Google Taiwan released a statement telling people they can file complaints and request the removal of any Street View mapping images they believe infringe on their privacy. Focus Taiwan News Channel reports that Consumers' Foundation Deputy Chairman Su Chin-hsia encouraged people not to be passive about protecting their privacy when it comes to the mapping service. Su also encouraged the National Communications Commission to draft regulations to safeguard residents' privacy, the report states. In a statement, Google said the company will review and correct controversial images as quickly as possible. Earlier this week the Czech data protection authority rejected Google's request to collect information to complete Street View mapping in that country.
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