The privacy of our users is of utmost importance to Google. While we welcome you to contribute content that illustrates your world, it's critical that you do so in a manner that respects the privacy preferences of others. We reserve the right to remove content, including in response to user reports. Read on for more information on how we handle privacy requests for content that appears on Maps and Street View.

  • You should not under any circumstances publish photos or videos taken from the interior of private residences or from any other publicly inaccessible locations or no photo zones. Photos and videos from other private locations should not be published without the owner’s consent.
  • Be a good neighbor and don't publish photos or videos in which people are identifiable without their permission. This is particularly important in sensitive locations, where people may object to publishing their image.
  • We don’t allow content that contains private or confidential information such as credit card details, medical records, or government – issued identification — whether yours or someone else’s.
  • We don't blur third-party photo or video contributions because this content is not owned by Google. If you find your identifiable image in one of our products, and you wish to have the image removed, use the report a problem feature on the image.

Please note that any other privacy related claims, other than the points listed in this section, should be reported using the “Copyright or other legal issues” tab on the report a problem feature.