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 September 21, 2010  Posted by  Non-U.S., Online, Surveillance

Chris Williams reports:

German officials have given Google until December 7 to set acceptable privacy standards for its Street View service.

Other tech firms including Apple have also been asked to collaborate on a voluntary privacy charter for geographical services, under threat of legislation.

Interior minister Thomas de Maiziere summoned industry representatives yesterday amid public concern over the imminent German launch of Street View.

“A charter could, and I mean could, make regulation superfluous,” he told a press conference.

Read more in The Register.

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