Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Google accused of hypocrisy over privacy

The BBC reports that the US National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) has accused Google of "breathtaking hypocrisy" over its stance on personal privacy. The NLPC points out that Google had responded to a Californian politician's concerns about its growth by saying that it "takes privacy very seriously". However, in court documents it filed defending a law suit against the use of its Street View mapping tool, Google had asserted that complete privacy doesn't exist. Street View uses cars fitted with cameras to take images of locations that are then added to its online maps. According to the NLPC, Street View is another threat to personal privacy.

See: Google accused on privacy views