Google Street View 'breaks Swiss law'


GENEVA – Switzerland has demanded that Google remove any image of the country from its Street View maps, claiming they break strict privacy laws.

Federal data protection commissioner Hanspeter Thuer said the images failed to obscure identities: “Numerous faces and licence numbers weren’t blurred or were done so inadequately.”

Google Street View offers detailed street-level images of more than 100 cities world- wide. Greece’s data protection authority rejected Google’s bid earlier this year to roam its streets with cameras mounted on vehicles. – (AP)