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Google's controversial Street View photo-mapping tool has been given the all clear by the UK's privacy watchdog. In a statement the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) said it had requested a further meeting with Google to talk about Street View prior to the service's launch.
It said the safeguards Google was putting in place, such as blurring faces and registration plates, were sufficient to allay worries about privacy.
The statement said: "Although it is possible that in certain limited circumstances an image may allow the identification of an individual, it is clear that Google are keen to capture images of streets and not individuals."
Are google going to safeguard streetview from being accessed by thieves to scout out property targets?
The main issue about privacy is the fact that it opens up the street to being remotely monitored by thieves for easy access points, escape routes and when the best time to carry out crime etc.