Google Ultimately Launches Side road View in Greece After Spat

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Google has launched its Street View map service in Greece after winning approval from the privacy authority that blocked the ground-level map application five years ago.

In 2009, Greece blocked Google Street View from acquiring new images within the country until the company provided more guarantees on privacy

See also: Top 28 Google Street View Sightings

After “extensive and detailed” negotiations with the country’s Data Protection Authority, which last year lifted objections made to the project years ago, Google officials said the service went live Thursday.

Stefanos Loukakos

Google’s Director in Greece Stefanos Loukakos presents to the media the Street View in Athens on Thursday, June 5, 2014. Google has launched its Street View map service in Greece after winning approval from the privacy authority that blocked the ground-level map application five years ago.

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