There are a number of very upset government officials around the world. Google Earth is providing sensitive information about government buildings and even presidential facilities. As Google sees it the information is readily available already. They are just organizing things a bit better. The way leaders of a number of nations see it, the UN needs to step in and set up guidelines to curb this sort of thing.
It is tough to argue that if information is freely available already how harm will come from Google organizing that information. But still these government officials do have reason to worry as in some cases they are at war with other countries or just fighting terrorism in general. More.