Czech Republic Gives Google Green Light To Resume Street View

czech-street-viewAfter more than two years, and a few important concessions from Google, the Czech Republic is letting the company resume its Street View service.

As Czech Position reports, Google has agreed to several conditions put forth by the Czech Office for Personal Data Protection:

  • Google will take photos closer to ground level to avoid photographing personal property over fences/walls.
  • Google will give Czech citizens a method to demand that their property be removed from Street View.
  • Google will blur license plates/registration information on vehicles.
  • Google will pre-announce when it’s planning to photograph in Czech towns and cities.

The concessions are similar to ones that Google has made in other countries.

Google began Street View operations in the Czech Republic back in the spring of 2009, and put images online in the fall. But by December of that year, government officials shut down the service over privacy concerns.

Related Topics: Channel: Local | Google: Outside US | Google: Street View

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