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Google Settles Street View Privacy Case

On March 18, 2013 By

Internet search giant Google has agreed to a settlement, including a $7 million payout, with a group of states in a case involving privacy complaints. The complaints stem from Google’s street view cars, which travel the roads taking 360-degree pictures as well as the location of wireless hotspots and cell phone towers. They […]

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In the most recent installment of the battle between Switzerland’s Federal Data Protection Commissioner and Google Inc., the top administrative court in Switzerland ruled against Google’s “Street View” map service on Monday, backing the Swiss privacy watchdog. The decision was grounded in existing laws that require permission to use visible faces on the internet.

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Peek-A-Boo, I Seeeeeeee You . . .

On August 24, 2010 By

Google Street View is an amazing new technology. I’ve used it countless times when I prepare to visit a place I have never been. I just jump on Google Maps and find, for example, the metro stop where I’ll arrive, and then just “Street View” my way to the building I’m trying to find. This […]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On August 16, 2010 By

In the news…

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rejects Jersey Shore star Snooki’s application to trademark her nickname.

Screen Actors Guild reaches tentative settlement of the class action lawsuit accusing it of withholding millions of dollars of overseas distribution revenues from members.

Allbritton Communications seeks to throw up roadblock to […]

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Attorneys General from approximately thirty states are discussing whether Google violated any laws when cars used by the company to snap pictures for the Street View service also collected personal information sent over a number of unsecured wireless networks. Last Thursday, Attorneys General of these states participated in a conference call to discuss […]

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Hey, Google, Get Off My Lawn!

On February 3, 2010 By

Even as a law student, when I look at Google’s “Street View” feature, the last thing I’m thinking about is a lawsuit. A lawsuit, however, is just what Aaron and Christine Boring of Pennsylvania thought when they saw their house on street view.

Our story begins back in 2008, when the Borings discovered that Continue Reading

Monday Morning JetLawg

On November 16, 2009 By

In the news . . .

Google tones down its settlement demands in hopes of keeping agreement alive.

Computer programmers who assisted Madoff in $60 billion fraud arrested; face charges of conspiracy, falsifying books and records of a broker dealer, and falsifying books and records of an investment advisor.

NFL receiver Chad […]

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Google Street View: Too Close For Comfort?

On September 28, 2008 By

Google Maps is a great tool, recently made even better with the addition of Street View, which offers photo illustrations of the directions supplied. The photo is displayed above the map and may be rotated 360 degrees. In order to get a complete set of photos, Google hires local residents to drive around […]

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