Sep 142010
 September 14, 2010  Non-U.S., Online

Roman Gazdik reports:

Czech data protection authorities have stopped Google Inc collecting new images to update Street View, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday, in the latest setback to the search group’s mapping service.

Google has sent a fleet of Street View cars around the globe to capture images used with maps to give a panoramic view of streets, but it faces challenges in 37 U.S. states and a number of other countries.

The Czech Office for Personal Data Protection (UOOU) rejected for a second time Google’s application to collect personal data in the central European state of 10.5 million, saying the process could potentially break the law, the office and the company said.

UOOU spokeswoman Hana Stepankova said the decision would not ban Google from using photographs already taken since the Czech launch of Street View in October 2009. She also said talks over the use of data would continue.


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