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India soon releases the law requiring Google to have permission when publishing map

Google and other taxi apps like Ola and Uber need persmission from Indian Government to publish map in this country

This is the main content of the draft Geospatial Information Regulation Bill, 2016 which has been proposed by the Indian Government  to publish map in this country. If the bill is passed, some company like Google and taxi apps like Uber of Ola are required to have license to offer and publish maps in the country. 
Google and other taxi apps like Ola and Uber
The draft Geospatial Information Regulation Bill, 2016, says that "no person shall depict, disseminate, publish or distribute any wrong or false topographic information of India including international boundaries through internet platforms or online services or in any electronic or physical form”. Accordingly, when draft becomes the law, the company which violates this law will be fined between Rs 10 million to 1 billion or to be in jailed up to seven years.

That means Google will have get license to run Google Maps and Google Earth, other taxi apps also have need permission from Indian government. The map which is offered or published through internet platforms or online services or in any electronic or physical form will have to be approved by a special government-appointed security vetting authority.
The draft Geospatial Information Regulation Bill
In 2014 Google faced the complains from Indian government when offering the map coming with misrepresenting in the coordinates of boundaries in the northern state of Kashmir. 
The move leads to this controversial bill happened in last February. At this time Google was accused of displaying high-resolution of images of sensitive defence installations, nuclear power plants and other locations on Google Earth and Maps, after a terrorist attack on the Pathankot air base.

 

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