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Gov't: No Street View, Cites Privacy Concerns

ONLINE PRIVACY—CZECH REPUBLIC

September 23, 2010

Igor Nemec, head of the Czech Office for Personal Data Protection, said Wednesday that privacy concerns led to the decision to reject Google's request to expand its Street View online mapping service. Nemec said the Street View cameras were positioned too high and could see over fences and into people's homes and that, while gathering the data, Google uses technology that "disproportionately invades citizens' privacy," reports the Associated Press. Google said it takes people's privacy into consideration when positioning cameras and that it will remove any disputed images. The company will not collect more data in the region until the problem is resolved.
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