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report on Geospatial Information and Privacy

WGIC releases report on Geospatial Information and Privacy

The World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC) announced the release of a new report ‘Geospatial Information and Privacy: Policy Perspectives and Imperatives for the Geospatial Industry’. The report covers the fundamental provisions of data protection and privacy policy and its implications for the geospatial industry. It also provides legal regulations and processes, along with a snapshot of discussions and developments occurring around the world.

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WGIC Established as a Liaison for ISO/TC 211

With WGIC’s establishment as a liaison, ISO will get access to an entire ecosystem of the geospatial industry and groups of experts for various subjects and sub-sets for niche application areas of geospatial and ISO/TC 211 standards in vast contexts.

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WGIC provides its comments to the US Department of Commerce pertaining to restrictions on “Software Specially Designed To Automate the Analysis of Geospatial Imagery”

WGIC’s comments to the US Department of Commerce on “Software Specially Designed To Automate the Analysis of Geospatial Imagery”. Even though the WGIC appreciates the security considerations that appear to be the basis for this ruling, the definitions in this rule are so specific that they appear to single out an individual system. Read more..

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