Google Street View Privacy Update: Canada, Sweden and the UK
The UK’s Information Commissioner has ruled that the risk of privacy invasion by Google Street View is not enough to warrant removing the service, calling such a move “disproportionate.”
Stefan compares the British reaction to how he expects Swedes to react to the service (Google’s cars have been spotted in Stockholm), says a little bit about the respective cultures, and provides a bit of perspective to the overall harrumphitude.
At the end of last month, Canadian backbench MP Pierre Poilievre went so far as to request the Google CEO’s appearance at a parliamentary committee to address the privacy concerns about Street View. Colby Cosh takes a skeptical view of this (to say the least); Poilievre clarifies his position.