Google announced today that it will follow the Canadian Privacy Law (PIPEDA) when it comes to Street View imaging. Canada’s privacy commissioner is happy and thinks Google and Calgary based Immersive Media is heading in the right direction. The commissioner is yet to hear the formal announcement from the both the companies.
Google plans to blur or lower the resolution of the images of individuals captured. This will prevent identifying an individual through Google Street Wise.
I wonder what happens to the images that are already captured by Immersive Media. Would they be erased or archived? Is there any assurance that those images will not available at all to anyone any more?