Street View gets the all clear from the Information Comissioner

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Privacy International‘s complaints to the Informational Commissioner’s Office (ICO) about Google’s Street View have been overruled, reports claim.

The introduction of the service to the UK hasn’t been without controversy, but the ICO says that Street View does not break privacy laws – it’s more like a televised football match where obtaining the consent of every attendee is impractical.

To try and quash privacy complaints, Google already blurs faces and number plates from its service, and will take down any pictures on request. The ICO said it would continue to monitor the situation.

(via VNUNet)

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