Google Street View Rejected By India

There are concerns about privacy

Plans for the introduction of Google's Street View have been rejected by Indian authorities over concerns about security. Whilst Street View has been permitted for a few tourist locations in the country, it was confirmed that the application for increased coverage of roads has been denied. A government official is quoted as saying that “the main concern was security of sensitive defence installations”, whilst it is also believed that planning for the 2008 Mumbai attacks had been done with reconnaissance photos. Whilst the service has been successful in the countries it is implemented in, it has also caused the same concern around privacy. As a result, many German homes on the feature have been blurred out and the Czech government has even banned Google from increasing coverage any further in their country. 

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