Google pays $1 compensation in Street View privacy case

Dec 3, 2010
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Google has agreed to pay a US couple $1 in compensation, after Aaron and Christine Boring, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania accused the search giant of invading their privacy, trespassing, negligence and unjust enrichment when a Street View camera car was discovered to have driven onto their private driveway. According to the couple's lawyer, the compensation is "one sweet dollar of vindication."

The Boring's original case had been thrown out by the court, but an appeal found that their allegations of trespassing, at least, could be followed through. A hearing earlier this week entered a judgement in the Boring's favor, and they and Google agreed to nominal damages. Google's spokesperson rather wryly commented that the company was "pleased that this lawsuit has finally ended with plaintiffs' acknowledgement that they are entitled to only $1."


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