Swiss Federal Data Protection Commissioner Hanspeter Thur has notified the press that he has filed a lawsuit accusing the search giant Google in violation of the rights of citizens and invasion of privacy, reports United Press International . Service attacked street view and related applications that allow you to see in detail (according to many - redundant) what is happening on the streets of major cities in Europe and the United States. Prosecutors suggest that the clearly visible faces of people, car numbers, permit numbers on windshields and other details can be used by terrorists or ordinary attackers in their insidious plans. Switzerland is not the first country to make such accusations, earlier claims were made by representatives of Germany and Greece.
Attempts Google to solve the problem by blurring faces and other details in the photos in their service did not satisfy the accusers and were called insufficient. Representatives of Switzerland intend to nevertheless bring the case to court, killing two birds with one stone: and to calm the disgruntled fellow citizens, having achieved changes in Google StreetView, and show off a little on the pages of the world press. Although there is also a third hare - an excellent advertisement for the service Google . Even those who have never traveled virtually through the streets of European cities will rush to do so.
It remains only to wish Google find a compromise in and come to an agreement in court. And be glad that Google StreetView has not yet reached the streets of our cities, which means that native domestic attackers are left to the mercy of fate and are forced to make do with their own means for the time being.