Suing Google Street View: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Photograph by Kievit/Redux

Conventional wisdom holds that if one has nothing to hide, one has nothing to fear. The increasing ubiquity of unsleeping electronic eyes demonstrates that we all have something to hide, whether or not we believe it. Much of our daily lives could, when scrutinized without context, appear sinister or eccentric. This lesson has been learned the hard way by a still-anonymous (at time of writing) citizen of a town of France’s Maine-et-Loire region. A camera car operated by Google Street View, photographing the burg in question, happened to catch our man urinating in his front garden. The image has subsequently gone viral.

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