Privacy and EO: An Overview of Legal Issues

George CHO

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Vignette 1 In the state of New South Wales, Australia, authorities successfully prosecuted and fined a company for clearing land illegally after analysing satellite imagery. The company had cleared land for a golf course without permission. The company claimed that it did not know that permission was needed. After an eight day trial, the company was convicted, fined and ordered to pay costs. Vignette 2 The intervention of Rajasthan High Court was unable to save protected water bodies from encroachment. Court orders preventing the construction around lakes in Udaipur had been violated. These violation have shown up on satellite images obtained by the State Remote Sensing Application, Jodhpur.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEvidence from Earth Observation Satellites
Subtitle of host publicationEmerging Legal Issues
EditorsRay Purdy, Denise Leung
Place of PublicationThe Netherlands
Number of pages34
ISBN (Electronic)9789004234031
ISBN (Print)9789004194434
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameStudies in Space Law
PublisherMartinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISSN (Print)1871-7659


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