South Korea delays
decision on Google's request for mapping data
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[August 24, 2016]
SEOUL (Reuters) - South
Korea said on Wednesday it will extend a review of a
request by Google Inc in June for permission to take
government mapping data out of the country for use in
servers worldwide, with a decision due by Nov. 23.
Google Maps application is displayed on a smartphone in
Seoul, South Korea, in this photo illustration on August
24, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
Seoul had previously said it would decide on the request by
Wednesday. Google, whose corporate parent is Alphabet Inc, has
said it needs to put the data on servers worldwide to fully
enable mapping services in South Korea.
Following a meeting of officials on Wednesday, the government
said it needs to make a "cautious decision" on the matter after
holding further discussions with Google on issues such as
(Reporting by Se Young Lee and Hyunjoo Jin; Editing by Kenneth
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