Google fined yet again for Street View

Google has received a €1m fine after not labelling its street view cars properly.

Italian authorities said the cars were not clearly recognisable, meaning people might be photographed not knowing the cars were from Google.

“Cars belonging to the giant of Mountain View roamed Italy’s streets without being entirely recognisable as such, therefore not allowing the people present in those places to decide whether to be photographed or not,” said Italy’s data protection watchdog in a statement, referring to Google’s base at Mountain View in California.

This is one in a series of occasions Google’s Street View has got the company into trouble.

In 2011, it was fined by the French government and in 2012 and 2013 by the US government. Also, in 2013 it was fined by Germany and in January this year by South Korea.

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