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Govt requests of Google user data up over 70% in 3 yrs

Thursday 24 January 2013 | 15:01 CET | News
Google issued new data for its Transparency Report showing that the company received 21,389 requests for information from government entities and courts in the second half of 2012, over 70 percent more than about 12,000 in the second half of 2009. For the first time, Google is providing a breakdown of the kinds of legal processes that government agencies use when requiring communications and technology companies to hand over data, writes Google legal director Richard Salgado on the company's public policy blog. In the second half of last year, 68 percent of the 8,438 requests received in the

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