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 May 3, 2011  Business, Non-U.S.

On April 21, 2011, the Austrian Data Protection Commission (“Austrian DPA”) published its decision allowing Google to register its Google Street View application on the Austrian DPA’s data processing register.  As part of the registration procedure, Google agreed to blur images of faces and license plates prior to publishing them on the Internet, and to provide information to the public about the right to object to publication of certain images.

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On March 30, 2011, the Federal Administrative Court of Switzerland (the “Court”) issued its ruling on a previous opinion by the Swiss Data Protection Authority (“Swiss DPA”) concerning Google Street View.  The Court found in favor of the Swiss DPA, which initially brought the claim in November 2009.

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