Google Maps Street View begins in UK

Google has been given the approval to begin their Street View project in the UK, despite strong apprehension from EU legislators toward Google's Street View mapping technique, the UK Information Commissioner's Office has reportedly found Google's privacy safeguards acceptable and will allow the company's roving 360 degree cameras to record British streets for its mapping service. […]

Google has been given the approval to begin their Street View project in the UK, despite strong apprehension from EU legislators toward Google's Street View mapping technique, the UK Information Commissioner's Office has reportedly found Google's privacy safeguards acceptable and will allow the company's roving 360 degree cameras to record British streets for its mapping service.

The Privacy concerns and level of detail captured on Google Maps Street View because of photos published of vehicles, license plates, private property and individuals online has caused a great deal of concern among UK privacy advocates, some of whom feel the service breaks data protection laws.

Google will blur out vehicle registration markings and faces of people included in StreetView UK says the Telegraph.