Future for Google Earth and Street View in Europe: Is there one?

We recently reported that Google Earth’s Street View could be coming to an end soon, which is all part of a recent European ruling. It seems that Google has to remove their images taken after 6 months and not the current 12 — something Google says would end up being to expensive. We now ask the question — Is there a future for Street View in Europe?

However, Google has no intention of stopping shooting and adding photos from Europe, this is according to a report on Cnet, which they had learned from Bloomberg. So we are now getting two different stories, the question is — Which one should we believe?

Before Google begins to take more snaps in Europe for Street View, they have been asked that they warn people before first — this way they will not invade their privacy. Google argued with the courts that they need to keep their images for a year as to ensure their quality and accuracy; the EU still wants them deleted in 6 months.

Who do you think is in the right, the EU or Google?

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Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

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