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Spain might restrict online mapping to avoid terror strikes

Spain: In order to protect the country from possible terrorist attacks, the Constitutional Commission of the Spanish Congress will discuss a non-legislative proposal made by the Popular Party regarding access to online mapping in the country. According to the Popular Party (PP), online maps and GPS services can be used for undesirable purposes, such as the organisation of a terrorist attack.

The political group highlights that satellite mapping on the Internet can provide information of sensitive settlements, such as military facilities, that could put at risk national security and international stability.

With its proposal, the PP, urges the government to study the possible effects of online mapping in the country. Besides, it also asks for the creation of a list including civil and military settlements which should be protected to ensure national security.

Source: New Europe