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Google Street View Maps In Canada to Get Privacy Boost?

     
2:23 pm on Sep 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Google Inc is considering a Canadian launch of its Street View map feature, which offers street-level close-ups of city centers, but would blur people's faces and vehicle license plates to respect tougher Canadian privacy laws, the Web search firm said on Monday.

Canada's privacy commissioner told Google in August that the feature -- which offers a series of panoramic, 360-degree images of nine U.S. cities -- could violate Canadian laws if it were introduced without alterations.

Some of the pictures feature people who can clearly be identified, which contravenes Canadian legislation on privacy.

Google Street View Maps In Canada to Get Privacy Boost? [reuters.com]

Shouldn't this be the case everywhere?

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it should be but it is up to governments to enforce. Canada has very good privacy laws and enforces them.
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If anyone is curious, the law likely referred to is FIPPA (Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act)

It can be a pita for programmers...so many good ideas get scratched because of that law.

 

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