Google to pay damages for capture of cleavage on Street View

10/31/2014 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

Canada – Google has been fined over a picture of a woman’s cleavage that was shown on Street View. As reported by WebProNews, a Canadian judge recently ruled that the company must pay Maria Pia Grillo $2,250 in damages in addition to $159 in court fees after she was caused “shock and embarrassment” by the photo.

According to the case, Grillo looked up her home in 2009 on Google Street View and discovered the revealing photo of her sitting on her front step, which she also said showed her address and license plate number.

As noted in the report, Google defended itself in the complaint with the argument that Grillo was in a public place; however, the judge stated that individuals were still entitled to privacy even when they are viewable to others.

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