Swiss negotiate with Goggle over Street View

GoogleGeneva  - Google Inc met Wednesday with Swiss governmental officials in order to sort out privacy issues the company's Street View programme has raised in the Alpine land.

According to a statement from the Swiss Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Information, Google representatives presented proposals for improvements to Street View, particularly in regards to issues like people's faces and license plates.

Sensitive sites in Switzerland, including international organizations in Geneva, can be seen on the service, but it blocks zooming in for close-up snapshots.

The federal commissioner will issues its review of the proposals next week, the statement said. Google, for its part, said it will not load more Swiss regions into the service until the issue is resolved. dpa