Privacy has been a hot topic regarding Google Street View these days -- especially in places like Germany, and Canada. The Canadian government has been balking at the acceptance of Street View -- making sure all the bases are covered before giving a nod of approval.
On that front, Google has announced that in Germany they will obey requests to delete images from their server if requested. Previously, Google had said that maintaining an original copy of images was necessary, even it if was blocked on Google Maps.
This type of flexibility should help ease the privacy concerns, but it definitely will not completely eliminate them. What do you think?