Google Street View cleared of breaking Data Protection Act

The UK’s privacy watchdog rejected a complaint against Google Street View today.

The Information Commissioner said the service, which allows users to scroll around a montage of street-level photographs of Britain, does not breach the Data Protection Act.

Hundreds of people complained that their privacy was breached by the service, which launched last month for 25 cities and towns.

Today the Information Commissioner’s Office rejected those complaints but said it would watch Google closely to ensure that it responded quickly to requests for the removal of images that identified individuals.

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