Google Street View and Privacy (Case 13)

TitleGoogle Street View and Privacy (Case 13)
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2008
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
AbstractIn May 2007, Google unveiled Google Street View, a street-level photographic mapping that allows users to see a 360 degree view of whatever happened to be there at the time the photographs were taken. Predictably, some people have been upset to find themselves displayed in awkward or embarrassing positions, and in some cases, faces, license plates, and the interiors of houses and stores can be seen. Some privacy advocates are lobbying for Google to obscure faces, license plates, and interiors in the pictures, even though the process is laborious and time consuming.
NotesCase from the 2008 Ethics Bowl National Championship. Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 2008.
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