* Date : 2016-11-09
Google, with over a billion users each month, has requested of our government that it be allowed to take 1:5000 scale high precision map data abroad. The government has declined, as there is a risk of exposing security related facilities amid tensions with North Korea. However, Google claims that a failure to release map data makes it impossible to use innovative location-based services, resulting in Korea falling behind in global competition. Security vs. Information. We take a look at the controversy surrounding Google's release of domestic map data abroad.