Indian Home Ministry Rejects Google Street View Proposal – India Real Time – WSJ

Virtually roaming through India’s streets using Google Street View may not be possible anytime soon, after a government official said the company had been blocked from rolling out its street-mapping feature.

A spokesman for the Home Ministry said Friday that it has rejected a plan from Alphabet Inc.’s Google to expand its maps feature that provides 360-degree panoramic images in the country, citing security concerns.

The spokesman didn’t elaborate on the worries but noted that the final decision on whether to permit Street View in India could come, “hopefully during this year,” once other governmental bodies have had their say.

A Google spokesman declined to comment.

Source: Indian Home Ministry Rejects Google Street View Proposal – India Real Time – WSJ

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One Comment to “Indian Home Ministry Rejects Google Street View Proposal – India Real Time – WSJ”

  1. Indian Home Ministry Rejects Google Street View Proposal – India Real Time – WSJ

    The Home Ministry has expressed concerns about security for taking 360- degrees panoramic images in the country.

    I think this would mean that the discussions/arguments/concerns will be discussed in details with Google.
    Of course Google would try to resolve any issues raised by Home Ministry and other Government Departments/bodies.

    All this is a part of the process to reach the agreement democratically.

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