Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Israel gives green light to Google's Street View service

The Ministry of Justice of Israel has finally cleared the mapping service of Google Street View, Monday, Aug. 22. The Authority Israeli law, information and technology, a regulator data protection, authorized to collect Street View panoramic images of the streets of Israel. The Authority however, required that cars equipped with special cameras Google who photograph data are clearly identifiable and that their trips are announced in advance, the newspaper Haaretz.

Panoramic images will be sent to the United States, where the faces and license plates are blurred shot of respect for privacy. Google offered several months to provide this service to the Israelis, but the authorities feared that the images of 3D buildings were exploited for attacks. Ultimately, a commission chaired by the Minister for Intelligence has agreed to Google.

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