The United Kingdom, home to some 4.23 million CCTV cameras, has a problem with Google Street View. It seems that a busybody privacy rights organization, Privacy International, objects to Google’s commercial use of photos that include people. For-profit photos should have the express written consent of the people in them, it argues. Not unreasonable if you can clearly identify the person, I suppose.
For its part, Google says it’s complying with all local laws.
Google has a track record of annoying people, like those Pennsylvania folks that said Street View lowered the value of its property.
I wonder, what’s so bad about having a low-res photo of yourself on Google Street View, really?