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Greece bans Google from capturing party island data

Google Street View

For all those of you who are heading to Greece this European Summer, you can rest assure your parents will not get access to your location, atleast not through Google Street view that is.

The privacy watchdog has banned Google from gathering detailed, street-level images in Greece for a planned expansion of its panoramic Street View mapping service until the company provides additional privacy safeguards.

In rejecting Google’s bid to roam Greek streets with cameras mounted on vehicles, Greece’s Data Protection Authority, or DPA, said it wanted clarification from the U.S. internet company on how it will store and process the original images and safeguard them from privacy abuses.

More: http://www.smh.com.au/news/technology/web/google-street-view-banned-in-greece/2009/05/13/1241894017000.html


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