News Summary: Partial repeal in Google Swiss case

Associated Press
FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2011 file picture the Google Street View Snow Mobile takes pictures of ski slopes for Google's Street View in front of the Matterhorn mountain in Zermatt, Switzerland. Switzerland's supreme court has ruled that Google doesn't need to be perfect when it comes to privacy. The Internet giant has won a partial repeal of a lower court decision that required the company to guarantee absolute anonymity for people pictured in its popular Street View service. It must be accepted that up to a maximum of 1 percent of the images uploaded are insufficiently anonymized," the Swiss Federal Tribunal said in a statement Friday June 8, 2012.  (AP Photo/Keystone, Olivier Maire,File)
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THE RULING: Switzerland's supreme court says Google doesn't need to be perfect when it comes to privacy. A lower court had required the company to guarantee absolute anonymity for people pictured in its popular Street View service.

MARGIN OF ERROR: The Swiss Federal Tribunal says up to 1 percent of images can be "insufficiently anonymized."

WHAT THIS MEANS: Google welcomed the supreme court verdict but left open whether it would now withdraw its previous threat to remove all pictures of Switzerland from Street View.

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