Google Earth’s Street View: Privacy laws should be changed says MP

Following on from a recent camera outing by Google’s Street View team, an MP has called for privacy laws to be reviewed again, as members of the public are still not fully in support of the service.

As reported from, UK MP Mark Lancaster thinks that the laws on Street View need to be tightened, or at least seek customers approval, before their homes are captured on Google’s cameras.

He stated in a recent interview: “Many people are uncomfortable about having their homes on show. They should be asked if they wish to be included.”

At the moment, Google do not break any privacy laws on Street View, as their cameras film on public land and blur any faces or licence plates.

Home owners are free to have their homes removed from the service, but only after it has appeared online. Let us know your thoughts on this.

Should privacy laws be tightened on Street View?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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