Daily DashboardEuropean Data Protection Digest

Controversial Service Opened Dialogue about Privacy

ONLINE PRIVACY—GERMANY

October 13, 2010

In a Deutsche Welle Q&A, the editor of the blog Netzpolitik, Markus Beckedahl, discusses the recent hype about Google Street View's launch in Germany. Beckedahl says that while the debate over the controversial service brought the concept of privacy to the forefront, fears about the service itself were somewhat unfounded. But the controversy, which had some politicians claiming they'd put an end to it while others supported it, allowed for privacy to become more tangible a concept to generations young and old. "It's something where my parents have an opinion about it, and maybe your parents do too," Beckedahl said. "This is a new level in that debate."
Full Story