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Google's market dominance and strict European privacy laws have clashed over everything from Google Maps with Street View to its dominance of the search market.
A Frenchman claiming that a Google Maps' Street View picture of him peeing in his front yard has made him a "laughingstock" is suing the tech giant for 10,000 euros.
The Street View photo has the man's face blurred out, but villagers figured out who the man was immediately, according to Bouillaud. Bouillaud did not explain why his client was peeing in his front yard instead of his home, only that the man was on his own property with the gate closed. The man is suing Google for 10,000 euros (around $13,000) in damages.
Google's Street View has a collection of unusual photos and peeing isn't the half of it -- apparently it captures lots of prostitutes, drunkenness and public nudity, as well as a some very beautiful landscapes.
We're not sure if the man has a case, because we're not familiar with French law, but in America what can be seen from the street is fair game. Think of that the next time you're too lazy to go inside the house to use the bathroom.