Belgium to sue Google for not blurring defense sites

It is not clear why Google has not complied with the request by Belgium’s defense ministry to blur out nuclear power stations and air bases from its satellite mapping service.

On Friday, a spokeswoman for Belgium’s defense ministry stated, it will file a lawsuit against Google for not complying with its requests to blur satellite images of its military sites.

Citing national security concerns, Belgium’s defense ministry said, it had requested Google to obscure nuclear power stations and air bases from its satellite mapping service.

“The Ministry of Defense will sue Google,” said the spokeswoman.

Google has complied with similar requests from other governments in the past over concerns its geomapping and granular street-level views could compromise national security.

Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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