Canada freaking about Google Street View

In the world of seemingly infinite accessibilty, it’s refreshing to see some fight for the continued privacy of its citizens. Canada, which maintains its PIPEDA Act (Personal Information Protection and Electronics Documents Act), is now taking a good hard look at Google’s “Street View” maps, and challenging that the pictures gathered for this view don’t meet the Act’s test of “knowledge, consent and limited collection”. This isn’t the first concern of the same tone…the U.S. is seeing similar questions being raised. Google’s argument, of course, is that the photos are being taken in plain sight, and aren’t technically a breach of your privacy. Let the battle begin…


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