German Minister Takes on Google Street View


General Culture

“In an interview with the newsmagazine Focus, Consumer Protection Minister Ilse Aigner has called for a law to better protect the private sphere on the Internet and has taken Street View to task. ‘This comprehensive photo offensive is nothing less than a million-fold violation of the private sphere,’ Aigner said. […] ‘I would like to see a reversal of the present system. Citizens shouldn’t have to take action to prevent the publication of their private data. Rather, Google should be required to obtain the consent of citizens when they want to publish a photo of their private home.’” - story