South Korea has denied Google access to map data
The South Korean authorities forbade Google to use the official map data on servers outside the country, reports Reuters. The reason for the refusal of the security issues associated with the conflict with North Korea.
Google noted that the data should be used on servers around the world to complete the work of Google Maps. Otherwise, users in South Korea will not be able to obtain information on pedestrian and automobile routes.
"We're disappointed with this decision", — said the press-Secretary Google
He also expressed hope that in the future the situation will change, and users in the region will have access to all the features of Google Maps.
According to Korean officials, the use of map data outside of the country may threaten its security. In particular, in this case, can be revealed the location of military and other critical facilities.