It’s likely that Google will never be out of the woods with its Street View product. It is close to reaching an agreement with states that have ‘issues’ with how data is collected etc.
According to Bloomberg it looks like the fines are mere pennies relative to Google’s ‘bank’.
Google Inc. (GOOG) is close to an agreement to pay about $7 million to settle allegations that the company improperly collected personal data for its Street View product, a person familiar with the matter said.
The company has reached an agreement in principle with more than 30 states, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the talks are private. The resolution could be announced as early as next week, another person said.
Here is the Bloomberg TV report if interested.