Friday, October 22, 2010

244,000 Not in favor of Homes Posted via Street View in Germany

Google reported that 244,000 Germans asked that their homes be fuzzed up in its Street View program.  This is roughly 3% of the number of households across the 20 largest cities.

In a fascinating move, German officials demanded that Google allow their citizens to request that their homes not be pictured or be blurred out in Street View.  The basis for this was individual privacy.

Germany is the ONLY country where citizens can request this.

"Google: 244,000 Germans say 'no' to Street View", USA Today, October 21, 2010.

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