Monday, July 07, 2008

I can haz Street Privacy?

Google has been hit by yet more privacy controversy, this time over the launch of its Street View service in Europe. Privacy International is worried that Google's face-blurring technology is not yet up to the job of protecting the privacy of those caught by the Street View cameras.

I just spoke to the World Service's business news about this. My position was that this is a great tool as long as Google can properly protect individuals' privacy. As Naomi Campbell, Princess Caroline and others will tell you, you do not entirely give up your privacy rights when you step out into a public space.

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