Information Commissioner - 'Stop bleating on about Street View'
It might have snapped you stuffing a ferret down your pants when you thought nobody was looking or it might have snapped you licking your ex-wife’s sitting room window while she was out when you thought nobody was looking, but Google Street View is officially ‘okay really’ according to the Information Commissioner.
We’ve never met the Information Commissioner but we imagine he wears a monocle and has a very, VERY deep voice. Either way, he has responded to a complaint from human rights group Privacy International about Street View and has swatted it away as though it were a drowsy wasp.
Reacting to the point that anyone caught by the lens of a Street View car should have to give their consent before being shown, the Information Commissioner compared Google’s quite-dull-actually photo map thing to a televised football match, saying that under the same argument, broadcasters would have to obtain consent from every fan who might be shown during the game.
So can we all shut up about it now? Thanks.