Woman Loses Suit Against Mapping Feature
PRIVACY LAW—GERMANYMarch 23, 2011
Court documents recently published on the city of Berlin's Web site show that a German woman has lost a case against Google that claimed the company's camera cars invaded her privacy. The woman, who did not seek compensation but wanted the photography to cease, said that Google's Street View cars could peer into her home and backyard, PC World reports. The woman originally lost the case in a regional court in September 2010. A three-judge court of appeal panel upheld the court's decision, stating that Street View photography isn't illegal and that citizens can request to have pictures taken down.