Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Street View is threatening to close in Switzerland

Street View, Google street photo, could close in Switzerland if the Federal Court held the requirement that lower courts have imposed for Street View in absolute guarantees the anonymity of citizens. Patrick Warnking, head of Google in that country, told Associated Press that the company will ask the court cited to correct the lower courts decision for which Street View, before publishing the images, ensuring total anonymity of citizens blurring faces and license plates.

Google already has installed an automated system to perform a fade but Swiss judges require that you do a manual review to fully ensure that no errors. Google considers wasteful this review prior manual offers error correction after publishing the street and at the request of those affected.
The conflict in Switzerland with Street View dates from 2009. It is not the only problem in Europe of this service.

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