Swiss Court Orders Modifications to Google Street View
Posted in: Legal, Privacy & Security at 09/06/2012 14:28
Switzerland's highest court on Friday upheld Google's basic right to document residential street fronts with its Street View technology, but imposed some limitations on the kinds of images the company can take.
The ruling leaves the service legally intact in Switzerland, which has some of the strictest privacy safeguards in the world. Swiss regulators and Google both said they were pleased with the decision.
Swiss court eases terms for Google's Street View
Google can continue to provide its Street View service in Switzerland after a Swiss Court ruled the company was not bound to blur all faces and number plates before publishing images on the Internet.
That softened a March 2011 ruling by a lower court which had upheld claims from the Swiss privacy watchdog that Google should obscure all faces and number plates from its photo mapping service, a judgement Google appealed.