The State Data Protection Inspectorate stopped Google’s plans to launch Google Maps Street View project in Lithuania, lrytas.lt reported on 18 May.
Google stated that during the next few days company’s cars would start shooting images in many Lithuanian cities and towns. These special cars had to collect images required for Google’s Street View service, which makes it possible to virtually travel to more than thirty countries.
“The State Data Protection Inspectorate believes that such management of images threatens the human right to privacy, as these images will contain personal data (such as the passers-by in the streets, cars, etc.)”, – reads the press release of the Inspectorate.
As noted in the report, the Inspectorate is to contact Google directly, calling on to respect the human right to privacy and to comply with the requirements of Lithuanian law.