India’s Road Block for Google Street View

Why is India making it difficult for Google to add its streets to street view? India has stopped Google from continuing its process of mapping and imaging its street for Google Street view although many other countries have allowed Google to proceed with the process of visually mapping streets. India has proposed a myriad of reasons against Google to proceed and all of which I do not believe are their main cause for concern. If Google were to map the streets of India then the world would be easily be able to access and see the terrible living conditions of a large portion of India’s population. India may be trying to protect its image by stopping the digitization of its urban slums. It may be possible that India’s leaders fear a fallout from the visual mapping and that the rest of the world will look differently upon India as a place for investment and business.


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