Czechs stop Google’s Street View data collection

Czech data protection authorities have stopped Google Inc collecting new images to update Street View, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday, in the latest setback to the search group’s mapping service.Google has sent a fleet of Street View cars around the globe to capture images used with maps to give a panoramic view of streets, but it faces challenges in 37 U.S. states and a number of other countries.
http://in.reuters.com/article/idINIndia-51480320100914Also see:Czechs ban Google from expanding ‘Street View’ [AP]
Authorities in the Czech Republic have banned Google Inc. from continuing in its mapping feature “Street View” in the eastern European country.The Czech Office for Personal Data Protection says Google has not been granted a necessary registration for the activity. Spokeswoman Hana Stepankova declined to give details Tuesday. The office plans to speak about the case next week.
http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-technology/czechs-ban-google-from-expanding-street-view-20100914-15aqu.html
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-technology/czechs-ban-google-from-expanding-street-view-20100914-15aqu.html

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