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The Indian government has issued a proposal to regulate how companies and individuals create and share mapping data about the country, and it’s probably one of its worst ideas yet.

The Geospatial Information Regulation Bill (PDF), which is currently only a draft and is open to feedback until June 4, will make it illegal to publish map-related information or even share location data without a license from a government vetting agency. Those found violating its rules will face a fine of at least Rs. 10 million (roughly $150,000), going up to Rs. 1 billion (about $15 million) along with imprisonment for up to seven years.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: thenextweb.com

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