Street View Legal Issues Keep Google Busy


The UK Guardian reports that almost half of the sixty worldwide legal or criminal investigations against Google involve their Street View imagery.  Currently, there are 28 of them with eleven occurring within the United States.  Aqute Intelligence, a competitive analysis firm, produced a Google Maps display of some of the lawsuits against Google.

[T]he search giant still faces lawsuits or criminal investigations in every continent except the Antarctic. Its products have been the subject of bans or threatened bans in at least 23 countries, and Google faces 33 lawsuits in the US alone, according to new estimates by the analysts Aqute Intelligence.

Litigation against Google because of Street View imagery was triggered by privacy issues and the recent collection of personal data from Wi-Fi connections from Street View cars.

Read more: Analysts map Google Street View’s legal challenges

Map of Google’s legal issues around the world.

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