New Delhi: In what can be called a blow to Indian techies, the Geospatial Information Regulation bill that was put into the public domain last week has triggered a massive panic and outrage for its alleged draconian provisions.
The bill proposes that any creation or addition of geospatial information will be needing government permission. In its present state the Bill would be affecting every Smartphone user potentially in violation.
Every person who uses the location feature on their phones will be affected. Especially applications like Ola, Zomato, Oyo, Twitter, Facebook and many others could get affected.
Meanwhile, anybody involved in the illegal acquisition of geospatial information could be fined Rs 1 cr to 100 crs or an punishment of 7years whereas illegal dissemination of geospatial information could be fined Rs 10 lakhs to 100 crs or an punishment of 7years and the same punishment for using of geospatial information of India outside India.