upto0013 notes the latest spot of trouble for Google in Europe: the EU says that Google's Street View images violate privacy laws
. The EU's privacy watchdog asked Google to notify cities and towns before photographing (Google says it does this already
) and to delete original photos after 6 months (Google keeps them for a year and says it has reason to do so). "[T]he privacy official] said that the company should revise its 'disproportionate' policy of keeping the original unblurred images for up to a year, saying improvements in Google's blurring technology and better public awareness would lead to fewer complaints — and a shorter delay for people to react to the photos they see on the site. Complaints about the images put online would usually be checked against the original photos."