Google is once again under scrutiny again for its Google Maps Street View service.

Hanspeter Thuer, Switzerland's federal data protection commissioner, said Google's pictures were violating Switzerland's strict privacy laws by not obscuring people's identities that appear on the photos for its Street View.

Numerous faces and license numbers weren't blurred or were done so inadequately, Thuer said in a statement.

He went on to say he demands that Google Inc. immediately take its Google Street View online service off the Internet until it can ensure that public images respect Swiss law.

This is not the first time that Google gets into hot water over its Street View service. Greece's Data Protection Authority rejected Google's bid earlier this year to snap photos of Greek streets.

Meanwhile, in the US, the Pentagon barred Google from photographing U.S. military bases for the service.

According to Associated Press, Thuer met with Google on Monday, and his office said a number of questions remained open.

Google said in a statement it would hold further discussions to demonstrate our industry-leading applications for protecting the private sphere.