Gigaom - Google invaded the privacy of a Montreal woman by showing her sitting outside of her house with “part of her breast exposed,” and must pay her compensation, a judge ruled this month.
According to a 17-page decision, Maria Pia Grillo suffered shock and embarrassment when she looked up her house using Google Maps’ Street View feature in 2009 and discovered an image that shows her leaning forward and exposing cleavage.
Even though the original image, which was snapped by one of Google’s camera-equipped cars, blurred out her face, the rest of the picture provided enough information to identify her.
Two years later, Grillo started legal proceedings against Google to “blur” the rest of her, as well as her license plate and address. She also demanded the company pay $45,000 for emotional damage, including depression and mockery from her co-workers at a “well-known bank” where she worked.
Sitting on your front steps in broad daylight with your tits hanging out of your dress. Is that how privacy works? I don’t know. I mean I like privacy as much as the next guy – don’t really want governments spying on my phone calls and people reading through my emails and shit, but if I walk out of the house with my dick hanging through my zipper and I get sniped by a Google camera I’m really only going to have myself to blame. But whatever. If this chick felt violated and wanted to make some quick cash out of it good for her. My only issue would be the “emtotional damage and depression” due to the “mockery” she got from her co-workers? Listen honey, the guys in your office in the bank were well aware of what you were working with up top, I promise you that. A set like that does not go unnoticed in a work atmosphere so let’s not blame Google for making everyone suddenly aware you have real and spectacular breasts.