Google Street View gets go-ahead from Israel

Just yesterday we reported about Google’s plans to deploy its famed Street View services in the Amazon river basin to put forth the issues affecting the natives. Now, according to reports coming in Google has got an approval from the Israeli government, allowing its Street View cars to ply on the streets of Israel. Google had approached the Israeli Ministry of Justice with the proposal of Street View, a couple of months ago. 

Now, in Israel

Now, in Israel



Now, after careful reviewing of the laws in place, Israel has finally agreed to let Street View photograph the streets and bylanes of Israel, but not before Google complies to the set of laws laid down by the government. According to a post of the Israeli Ministry of Justice's page, the ILITA, or the Israeli Law Information and Technology Authority has put down as many as five conditions, pertaining to the data protection laws in the country. Under provisions like Civil Jurisdiction, Administrative and Criminal Jurisdiction, Requests for blurring, Transparency and Privacy by Design, the Israel government has covered pretty much every aspect, which would allow Google to operate its Street View cars in the country, while maintaining the security. 


With Israel approving Street View cars in its country, it does seem like Street View cars is going places, quite literally!

Published Date: Aug 23, 2011 03:18 pm | Updated Date: Aug 23, 2011 03:18 pm