Czech Republic Curbs Google's Street View Expansion

Paul Lilly

Once again Google is drawing ire over its Street View mapping feature, this time from the Czech Republic, which has gone and banned the sultan of search from snapping pictures in the eastern European country.

Officially, the Czech Office for Personal Data Protection claims Google hasn't been granted the requisite registration to do what it's doing, and the office plans to speak with Google about it next week. However, this is the second time Czech officials have denied Google the registration to expand its Street View service since opening the registration case in April.

Spokesman Hana Sepankova told the German Press Agency that Google's application "failed to meet all required conditions that would secure that personal data could not be abused."

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