10 Spatial Law and Policy Links Around the Globe

November 5, 2012

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Minneapolis police pushing for more license plate data privacyMinneapolis, MN
Type: SDI
Country: USA
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/11/minneapolis-police-pushing-for-more-license-plate-data-privacy/
Court OKs warrantless use of hidden surveillance camerasWashington, DC
Type: Law Enforcement
Country: USA
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57542510-38/court-oks-warrantless-use-of-hidden-surveillance-cameras/
U.S. Satellite Plans Falter, Imperiling Data on StormsNew York, NY
Type: Remote Sensing
Country: USA
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/27/us/dying-satellites-could-lead-to-shaky-weather-forecasts.html
CRPF uses GPS, UAVs to fight MaoistsNew Dehli
Type: National Security
Country: India
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/crpf-uses-gps-uavs-to-fight-maoists/article4048449.ece
African Union sets deadline for continent-wide maritime strategy (Guardian)Addis Ababa
Type: SDI
Country: Ethiopia
http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2012/oct/26/african-union-deadline-maritime-strategy?CMP=twt_gu
New Iranian Surveillance Drones Likely, Expert SaysTehran
Type: UAVs
Country: Iran
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2012/10/30/new-iranian-surveillance-drones-likely-expert-says
Apple Maps Sees Its First International Territorial Dispute As Korea Protests Island NamingSeoul
Type: National Security
Country: South Korea
http://searchengineland.com/apple-maps-international-territorial-dispute-korea-protests-island-naming-138499
The battle for Maarat: Using social media to cut through the fog of warDamascus
Type: Crowdsourcing
Country: Syria
http://blog.storyful.com/2012/10/31/the-battle-for-maarat-using-social-media-to-cut-through-the-fog-of-war/#.UJJTGaWXDsO.twitter
Europeans want space monitoring system for disasters: SurveyBrussels
Type: Remote Sensing
Country: Belgium
http://beta.geospatialworld.net/News/View.aspx?id=25794_Article
EU allows resale of downloaded softwareBrussels
Type: Intellectual Property
Country: Belgium
http://www.ffw.com/publications/all/articles/ip---downloaded-software.aspx#page=1
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