Feb 082010
 
 February 8, 2010  Non-U.S., Online, Surveillance

Google and its Swedish competitor hitta.se are the subject of escalating complaints about invasions of privacy, according to newspaper Syndsvenskan.

The complaints centre on the search engines websites use of “streetviews” which zoom in on objects, including people, in extreme close-up, without the protection of annonymity enjoyed by other countries.

Sydsvenskan writes that anyone hoping to get help from the Swedish Data Inspection Board will be left disappointed.

” It must be very strange for citizens when there are completely different regulations applied to the exact same thing. It is not satisfactory,” says Göran Gräslund, director general of The Data Inspection Board, to Sydsvenskan.

Read more on Radio Sweden.

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