I mentioned back in October that Google’s “Street View” was rolling out in Phoenix. Street View allows web users to “navigate” Google Maps and view 360–degree panoramic images.
In that post I briefly touched on the privacy concerns some folks have with Street View. Now The Smoking Gun reports a Pittsburgh couple has filed a lawsuit against Google alleging Street View of an “intentional and/or grossly reckless invasion” of their seclusion and privacy since they live on a street that is “clearly marked with a ‘Private Road’ sign.”
Huh. Somehow I think the Boring’s (the plaintiffs) have just done far more toward disturbing their privacy than Google’s fuzzy photos would ever accomplish.
They are seeking a judgment “in excess of twenty-five thousand dollars for compensatory, incidental and consequential damages, punitive damages, costs, all allowable attorneys’ fees and all other damages deemed to be just”.
Who knows what will come out of this one…
Hat tip to WebProNews.