EU has privacy concerns over Street View

The EU is not too happy with the upcoming launch of Google Maps' Street View in Europe. The problem: privacy.

The EU is not too happy with the upcoming launch of Google Maps' Street View in Europe. The problem: privacy. The AP quotes the EU's top data protection supervisor, Peter Hustinx:

"I would encourage Google to think about how to do this," Hustinx told reporters. "Making pictures on the street is in many cases not a problem, but making pictures everywhere is certainly going to create some problems. I'm quite sure they are aware of this."

"Complying with European data protection law is going to be part of their business success or failure," Hustinx said. "If they would ignore it, it is likely to lead to (court) cases, and I think they would be hit hard."

Google's plan is to blur out faces captured in photos.