Omniveillance in Court: Google to face Swiss court over “Street View”

From AFP:

Switzerland’s data protection commissioner on Friday announced that he was taking Google to court in a dispute over privacy concerns on the US Switzerland’s data protection commissioner on Friday announced that he was taking Google to court in a dispute over privacy concerns on the US Internet giant’s “Street View” facility.

Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner, Hanspeter Thuer, said in a statement that he was taking the case to the Federal Administrative Tribunal after Google had refused to apply the majority of measures he had recommended.

Although American and Swiss privacy laws are substantially different, this case highlights the tenuous balance privacy hangs in when a company like Google aggregates so much information about so many people in so many different environs. See my article on Omniveillance and posts here.

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