The Czech Republic has banned Google from continuing mapping for "Street View".
The Czech Office for Personal Data Protection says Google has not been granted the necessary registration. The OPDP has been investigating Google for failing to meet necessary
requirements needed to collect data since April and the office plans to speak about the case next week.
The U.S. Internet giant has of course come under fire from authorities across Europe, including Germany, over concerns that it violated people's privacy as it seized information from wi-fi networks whilst cars took pictures of streets (and gardens, and homes, and cars, and…).
Google acknowledged the privacy breach in an apology in the spring, but investigations continue.
By Alex Deane