CBI is enquiring into the allegations put forth by the Survey of India, accusing Google that the Internet giant continued to “pollute” the web with classified material despite being warned against it.
Surveyor General of India Swarna Subba Rao has alleged that the Internet giant did not refrain from mentioning classified sites even after having been asked not to do so.
“During their (Google’s) Mapathon 2013 exercise, they collected lot of classified data and we had approached them to refrain from doing so when we came to know about it,” Dr Rao told PTI from Dehradun.
The Survey of India, India’s national survey and mapping organisation under the Department of Science and Technology, is the complainant in the case. After initial probe by the Delhi Police, the case was handed over to the CBI as the investigation involved a company which is based in the US.
Google India’s Legal Advisor Geetanjali Duggal and others have been questioned in the case. Google India responding on the issue, said, “we continue to be in touch with relevant authorities and take national regulations and security very seriously. We are cooperating with the CBI’s investigations and have submitted a detailed response to the queries that they have sent. We have nothing more to share at this point in time.”