The Italian Data Protection Authority (IDPA, or Garante) has ordered Google to block any processing dealing with the so-called payload data collected during Street View recording. By means of the same resolution and published on the IDPA official Web site on Tuesday, the Garante has asked the public prosecutor's office to assess possible criminal profiles connected to this kind of data processing. In Italy, data protection legislation (i.e. leg. decree. no. 196/2003) based on the EU Directive 95/46/CE is assisted by administrative, civil and criminal sanctions. (News in Italian.)
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