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 Information Commissioner: Street View no violation of privacy laws in Great Britain?

Google is expected to launch its controversial Street View feature in Great Britain later this year. After several complaints from citizens and due to opposition from privacy advocates, the Information Commissioner's Office took a closer look at the service and finally gave it his blessing: "We are satisfied that Google is putting in place adequate safeguards to avoid any risk to the privacy or safety of individuals, including the blurring of vehicle registration marks and the faces of anyone included in Street View images. Although it is possible that in certain limited circumstances an image may allow identification of an individual, it is clear that Google are keen to capture images of streets and not individuals."

Individuals can also complain about identifiable pictures and have them removed.

Google Cars have been spotted in several European countries in the last few months including Spain, Germany, France, Italy and Great Britain.

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