It seems that Google Street View has also met its match in Greece as it did quite recently in a little English village. According to the BBC article the Greeks have put the skids on it albeit on a temporary basis. So strictly speaking they have not been told to pack away their cameras just wait until the situation has been clarified – whatever that’s supposed to mean.
There’s probably a lot of scaremongering go on about this now which is certainly not helped with previous reports about Street View meeting opposition in other parts of the world. Funny how it keeps raising its head now rather than before. Having said that, it may also be the case that Google are not doing their homework so well considering that little pockets of resistance are increasing and may continue to do so. Are the local lawyers not crossing the ‘t’s and dotting the ‘i’s?
At iGuidez.com we definitely in support of Street View apart from the obvious fact that it’s the bread and butter of online maps, but also because we believe there are more advantages to this type of service. Everyday more and more apps are being launched for maps which of course help us all. The issue of privacy is not going to go away and nor should it just be brushed under the carpet since a big company pulled into town. There must surely be a balance found becuase if the big guys hit with obstacles there won’t be much left fot the little guys to work on.