updated 1/19/2010 4:29:03 PM ET 2010-01-19T21:29:03

A privacy watchdog lifted its objections Monday to a Greek Web site publishing panoramic street-level images online, making a similar decision in favor of Google's Street View service more likely.

Greece's Data Protection Authority, or DPA, said it was satisfied by assurances given by operators of the Greek Internet site kapou.gr, including its use of face-blurring technology and limits on storing original images.

DPA officials said they were concluding talks with Google over similar concerns. They gave no date for a likely decision on Google's service.

The authority had ordered in May that both services suspend operations in Greece until the issue could be clarified and safeguards against potential privacy abusers could be guaranteed.

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