June 16, 2007

Wired Blogger Chronicles steps to get his mug removed from Google Street View

If you know someone that's been captured by Google's Street View cameras and wants their mug off here's a great thread that chronicles the efforts of a "Wired" blogger to get his shot removed... ironically the same guy (Kevin Bankston) was captured several years ago by A9.. too funny! See Wired Blog at http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2007/06/want_off_street.html
He notes the following steps in a message sent to him from Google:
To expedite our ability to process your request, please use the following format on your verification form:

  1. Provide your legal name.

  2. Provide your e-mail address.

  3. Provide the street view address of the Street View image you would like removed.

  4. Include the sworn statement: "I declare, under penalty of perjury, that the information in this notification is accurate."

  5. Attach a clear, readable copy of a valid photo ID (e.g. driver's license, national ID card, etc). If you are requesting removal of an image of a location, attach a copy of a document demonstrating your association with that location ( e.g. business card or letterhead).

  6. Please e-mail your completed verification form, along with the necessary attachment, to maps-legal@google.com within 5 days. If you are unable to upload a copy of your photo ID electronically in an e-mail, you may also fax us a copy of your form and photo ID to (650) 887-0389.

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