Google has paid a one million euro fine for privacy breaches in Italy related to its Street View mapping service, AAP reports, citing an announcement from Italy’s DPA, the Garante. The use of unmarked Street View vehicles resulted in bystanders not being able to discern whether their images were captured or by whom, the report states, noting the Garante asked Google to identify the vehicles and publicize their movements in advance. Though Google complied, the report states, the Garante fined the company for "the illicit collection of data destined for a large database of particular significance.” The Garante's announcement, in Italian, can be accessed here.
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