Jóri András, data protection ombudsman looks to be saying yes to accept the Google Street View into Hungary, given that they agree on the terms he has set up.
Google’s Hungary office is in talks with the ombudsman, but are rather silent about the progress of the talks.
It looks like the strict data protection policy that has in the past years hindered Google to create panoramic street images in European countries. for then presenting them on their Google Maps Street View, is loosening.
Last week the Germans, who have traditionally acted strict in regards of protecting their personal data and photos gave up and now twenty German cities may be viewed in panoramic photos, among them being Berlin, Hamburg and Munich. The German solution did however only come to life after a comprehensive compromise had been reached, with property owners being individually able to decide whether they wish to have their buildings and gardens appear on the Google Map Street View site, or have their property censored. As a result the company had to remove 244.000 buildings from the map service, which means that of 8,5 million German real estate owners about 3 percent chose to hide. The most ironic example being Google’s own Munich office in Dienerstrasse 12 being censored out of the Street View.