Google Takes Hit In Switzerland

Swiss believe that Google’s Street View isn’t doing enough to protect its citizens’ privacy

For a country that is pathologically neutral when it comes to international affairs, the government of Switzerland is set to make a stand when it comes to Google’s Street View.

The landlocked country – home to chocolate, yodelers and fine watches – takes privacy matters seriously and has said it is not happy with how Google is showing the locations of sensitive areas such as prisons, or that it is not doing enough to hide number plates or faces of people accidentally caught on camera.

Recent incidents in Greece and Britain have hit the headlines with local residents attacking the Street View car believing their privacy is being compromised.

Google seem unrepentant, and the Australian version of the service is about to be updated as the Google Australian team goes on the road this summer updating Australian roads.