Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Elsie Law's Daily Dose Of The Law: Google & Privacy Laws

A Pittsburgh couple brought a lawsuit against Google claiming that the search engine's street view feature violated their privacy.

The street view mapping program featured pictures of the couple's home, leading them to sue for: Negligence, privacy violation, and trespassing.

A federal judge threw the lawsuit out of court. According to Google, their street view program allows users to remove images that they feel would violate their privacy. Google also contends that they blur faces and license plates that appear in any of their program's pictures.

As technology becomes more invasive, more lawsuits concerning privacy issues are likely to become more pervasive.

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