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Topic - Johannes Caspar
A German data protection official called Wednesday for social networking site Facebook to delete biometric profiles of people stored without their explicit consent, saying they breach European privacy rules.
Google will introduce its "Street View" mapping feature for 20 of Germany's largest cities before the end of the year, the company announced Tuesday, launching a new debate over privacy in Germany.
A data protection officer in Germany said he launched legal proceedings against Facebook for what he called keeping an illegal collection of personal data.
A German government office is accusing Facebook of illegally accessing and saving the personal data of people who don't use the site, the first potential legal action in the privacy-related firestorm involving the popular social-networking site.
He said it amounts to censorship, and he predicted it will ultimately be scrapped.
Caspar, the German official, said his office has received 20 new requests, including some from people who won legal fights with websites to have material taken down - but the sites didn't comply because they were based abroad.