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Street View in Germany  (View post)

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, June 17, 2009
15 years ago4,022 views

Some of you might know that there are some privacy concern about Street View in Germany. Google is now allowed to launch SV in Germany.
Here some points that Google did:
-You can say "No" to SV via email and letter
-the images of your house, you and so on are removed from street view and the original "uncensored" images
-Google will delete the original images after a while
-Google says when they make images

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Will it be released in June / July?

Rob [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #


Above 3 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

Shuelin [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

The Patriot Act is screwing up a lot of cloud apps for countries outside the US. Up here in Canada, universities are reluctant to switch to Google Apps because private data is sent to the US and could be accessed by the government.

Me [PersonRank 8]

15 years ago #

>> Johannes Caspar, the head of the Hamburg regional office for data
>> protection, said Google had agreed to erase the raw footage of faces,
>> house numbers, license plates and individuals in Germany who have
>> told authorities they do not want their information used in the service.

LOL... so you see it on the net... write a letter to the Authorities, you get back some standard reply 2 months later... and then they inform Google and if you’re lucky after a half year your data is erased? LOL!!!

Welcome to Europe.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

As a follow-up, below article says that Google might, in the long term, delete all unblurred imagery for Europe (not just in Germany, and not just upon request):

Google's Peter Fleischer is quoted to have said, "We've communicated to the Article 29 Working Party that we will meet their request that long term we only keep the blurred copy of Street View panoramas, and we will work with them and our engineers to determine the shortest retention period that also allows for legitimate use under EU laws".

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

here the google blog post

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