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Govt requests for user data up 15% YoY - Google

Tuesday 16 September 2014 | 09:54 CET | News
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Google has issued its latest transparency report on government requests for user data, which it said have risen by 15 percent since the second half of last year and by 150 percent since it began publishing data in 2009. In the US the increases are 19 percent and 250 percent respectively, according to a blog post by Google's legal director Richard Salgado. "This increase in government demands comes against a backdrop of ongoing revelations about government surveillance programmes," he said, adding that "despite these revelations, we have seen some countries expand their surveillance

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