Thursday, June 18, 2009

Google Canada Vows To Purge Faces From Its Street View Data

From The CBC:

Google shooting in 32 Canadian cities, more than originally announced

If your face was captured by Google's Street View cameras in recent weeks, your mug is in the company's image database — but it won't be for long, the head of Google Canada said Wednesday.

"We'lll be permanently blurring them and permanently anonymizing them, so there's no imagery in there that's identifiable," said Jonathan Lister, managing director and head of Google Canada, about two hours before he was to answer questions from the Commons ethics committee about Street View.

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