Visibility and Google Street View in Switzerland, Japan, Germany and Greece
Why has Switzerland recently decided to ban Google’s Street View service? In fact, Greece, Germany, Japan, and a number of other places have also raised objections to the service. In most of those countries people are free to take photographs in public places and are even free to set up surveillance cameras. Furthermore, as far as I know, none of those countries take issue with detailed maps or satellite images of cities being made publically avaialble on the Internet by companies like Google. So, why is Street View such a sensitive issue?