A couple in the US are suing Google. The lawsuit targets the Mountain View, Calif., company over images on its Web site, which allows users to find street-level photos by clicking on a map. To gather the photos, Google (nasdaq: GOOG news people ) uses vehicles with mounted digital cameras to take pictures up and down the streets of major metropolitan areas.

Apparently a spokesman for Google says that there are links on the Web site that let property owners request that such images be removed if they cite a good reason and can confirm they own the property depicted.

Interesting that we need to REQUEST to opt-out AFTER the event has occurred, but I guess we need to take the trouble first to find out if we need to opt-out, i.e. has Google placed cameras near our home?