In the European Union, unsurprisingly, the search giant may face some hurdles for displaying ground level photos of the streets online. EU data protection supervisor Peter Hustinx said that if the service eventually is offered in European countries it could cause privacy problems under current legislation. Even before Hustinx made the comment to reporters, however, Google said that it had already begun testing a new feature which will blur people’s faces. Whether or not the measure will be enough to put regulators’ privacy concerns to rest remains to be seen.
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