“Google’s controversial Street View photo-mapping tool has been given the all clear by the UK’s privacy watchdog.
The system takes pictures of streets and adds them to online maps to let people see what locations look like.
The project drew criticism from privacy campaigners worried it could breach data protection laws.
But the Information Commissioner said it was “satisfied” that Google had put in place safeguards to avoid risking anyone’s privacy or safety.”
And a more sceptical view from The Register
“The ICO’s statement makes no mention of what Google itself might do with the reams of data it is collecting.”