Saturday, March 14, 2009

Elsie Law's Daily Dose Of The Law

A California Assemblyman is backing a bill that will require online maps, like Google Earth, to blur the details of certain imagery. The Assemblyman feels that a law should be passed that will ban intrusive visual details of schools, places of worship, medical facilities, and government buildings from being available to any, and everybody. If enacted, any violators of the law will be fined a steep penalty. The bill has been numbered: AB-255.

Many people fear the dangers of technology that allows someone to view any area from a remote location at any time.

Countries besides the United States have expressed displeasure with online sites like Google Earth. China and India reportedly find the type of access these websites allow unfavorable and perilous. Google maps were allegedly used to facilitate attacks on Mumbai, India.

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