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The Czech data protection authority has confirmed that Google does not have the proper licence to continue collecting images for its Street View service.

The issue is not just about Wi-Fi data, as reported yesterday, but also images taken by its fleet of Street View cars which have already covered much of Prague, Český Krumlov and some major roads.

The Prague service launched in 2009 and will presumably stay working until the issue is resolved.

A spokesman for the Office for Personal Data Protection (Úřad pro ochranu osobních údajů) told the Reg that the office was concerned with Streetview images, not Wi-Fi data.

It has declined Google's attempt to license its service. He said: "There are still some possibilities, but what happens next depends on Google."

The president of the office Igor Němec will give a press conference 22 September to detail Street View's future.

The regulator can ban services and issue hefty fines. ®

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