Company Deletes Payload Data, Announces PIA
ONLINE PRIVACY—NEW ZEALANDAugust 20, 2011
Google has announced that it deleted data collected by its Street View cars and will conduct a privacy impact assessment (PIA) on future Street View activities, The National Business Reivew reports. In a Google blog post, the company made the two announcements while also pledging to ensure that images are not in real time; automatically blur faces and licence plates prior to publishing images, and provide a "report a problem" option, which allows individuals to request additional blurring to images that may have been missed. Google also said it has removed WiFi equipment from its Street View cars and has "taken steps to strengthen our internal privacy controls."