Recently a couple sued Google because their home appeared on “Google Street View”.  Their lawsuit’s basically about an invasion of privacy issue.  The property is clearly marked “Private Road”.

Google responds with the tired sounding “anyone can ask to have pictures removed without legal action”.  Google apparently doesn’t get the point.  Whether the property is private or not, this is not something that people should have to opt out of.  Rather it should be an opt-in system where people can submit pictures if they want to be part of Google Street View.

What Google doesn’t get is that just because somebody doesn’t say no, that doesn’t mean that they’re saying yes and taking pictures of private property without permission is invasion of privacy.

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