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Thousands Opt Out of Street View

ONLINE PRIVACY—GERMANY

October 18, 2010

The New York Times reports on Google's announcement on its plans for Street View in Germany despite the fact that thousands of residents have asked the company to delete their properties from the service. "The number of requests will not have an effect on our plans to launch Street View this year," said Kay Oberbeck, a Google spokesman in Hamburg. The option to request properties to be removed from Street View was offered to address privacy concerns, the report states. "We realize that privacy is a very sensitive issue in Germany and are doing what needs to be done to address everyone's concerns," Oberbeck said. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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