Posts Tagged ‘Mapping technologies’

Google Street View Broke South Korea Privacy Law

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Sounds like South Korea has much tougher privacy laws than we do …

Police official says Google breached laws after it admitted collecting emails and personal data

Google broke South Korean privacy law when its Street View cars collected emails and other personal information from the country’s homes and businesses, the country’s police authority said today.


Google Committed ‘Significant Breach’ Over Street View

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

When it comes to protecting the privacy of their citizens, apparently Great Britain takes a much more aggressive approach than we do here in the US …

Information commissioner says search engine giant must sign an undertaking to ensure data protection breaches are not repeated

Google committed a “significant breach” of the Data Protection Act when its Street View cars collected personal data including full emails and passwords from unsuspecting internet users, the UK information commissioner confirmed today.


Google Defends German Street View

Friday, October 15th, 2010

It’s interesting how European countries seem much more concerned about privacy than we do in the United States …

Concerns over panoramic mapping service are largely based on ‘misinformation’ claims spokeswoman for search engine giant

Google has defended the rollout of its Street View mapping service in Germany, where it is the subject of a nationwide debate about online privacy, ahead of a Friday deadline for people wanting to opt out of being pictured on the site.


Google Street View – No More Privacy for Penguins as Antarctica Gets Mapped

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

When I read this story, I keep picturing those little Google vans with the cameras on top, driving through the snow covered wastelands of Antarctica …

Google maps final corner of the planet as it launches Street View for Antarctica, Brazil and Ireland

Gallery: Google Street View around the world

A big bone of contention in many countries, Google’s Street View mapping service today goes live in Brazil, Ireland and Antarctica, meaning Street View now has a presence in all seven continents.