Information Commissioner's Office Says Google Glass Wearers Will Have to Comply With Usual Rules

By Tom Pritchard on at

Google Glass is now freely-available in the UK, but the Information Commissioner's Office, the independent regulator of data protection and privacy rights, has made it clear that just because it's mounted on your face doesn't mean Glass will be getting any special treatment.

What exactly does this mean? Basically it means that pictures taken, or videos recorded, with Glass must comply with existing data protection rules, the same ones that apply to other recording devices -- be they handheld video cameras or smartphones.

It's good to know that Glass won't be getting any special privileges in this respect, but there are situations where special rules will inevitably have to apply -- like the legalities of driving while wearing one. [Information Commissioner's Office via Engadget]