Bangalore Orders Google to Suspend Street View


Bangalore Orders Google to Suspend 'Street View'

Bangalore Orders Google to Suspend Street View

Google Inc has been ordered by police to suspend its "Street View" service in Bangalore, the company said on Tuesday, in the latest setback to its global mapping project that has been hit by privacy fears.
The technology giant has sent a fleet of cars around the globe to capture millions of images used with maps as part of its panoramic Street View service, but faces regulatory challenges from authorities across the world on data protection concerns.

"We received a letter from the commissioner of police regarding Street View. We are currently reviewing it and have stopped our cars until we have a chance to answer any questions or concerns the police have," Google said in a statement. 

The commissioner of police declined to elaborate on the reasons for the letter when contacted.
Bangalore is the leading IT hub in Asia's third-largest economy, where Google employs thousands nationwide and where global technology giants such as Microsoft , Yahoo and Intel also have offices.

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