Google hits back at critics of Street View

Google has hit back at its critics over the controversial mapping feature Street View, claiming that it doesn't breach European privacy laws. The innovative feature matches photos to locations featured on Google Maps.

UK rights group, Privacy International, claims that Street View could break data protection law as if it features the faces of passers-by in some of its images. Google, however, has said that it will employ blurring technology used in the US version of Street View to avoid this problem.

A spokesperson for Google told the BBC that, "we think this type of privacy-enabling technology is the best way of meeting the challenge of continuing to respect people's expectation of privacy, while not stifling the development of new products and services that everyone can enjoy and benefit from." What do you think about the fears over Google Street View?

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