In the area of the law, many authorities are just starting to catch on the mobile and internet revolution and write laws accordingly. From texting and driving to cyber bullying, bases are being covered at a relieving rate, with just a few outliers such as regulations for self-driving cars. One such area is in online mapping. Maps in the cloud are convenient for everybody involved, driving business growth and providing tons of useful functions to common folk. Even governments and tech companies have benefited from the growth of online mapping.
There are, however, some pitfalls. Current location, home address and other personal data may end up leaked, online directions can lead people astray at times and there can be hangups in data collection, storage and transmission. China is looking to patch up some of these pitfalls by passing new laws concerning the online mapping space. Passed as part of State Council Order 664, signed by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, the new laws contain a few passages regarding online maps.