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Czechs ban Google Street View plans

Authorities in the Czech Republic have banned Google from continuing its mapping feature Street View in the Eastern European country.

The Czech Office for Personal Data Protection said Google has not been granted a necessary registration for the activity.

Spokeswoman Hana Stepankova declined to give details.

The office plans to speak about the case next week.

The office has been investigating Google for failing to meet the necessary requirements to collect data used for Street View since April.

The US internet giant has come under fire from authorities across Europe, including Germany, over concerns that it violated people's privacy while taking shots of city streets.

Google acknowledged the privacy breach in an apology in the spring.


From Belfast Telegraph