Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Report Reveals Jump on Government Requests for User Data

The amount of government requests for user account data and removal of content has increased 29% in the last 6 months. according to Google's transparency report.

Via Google (Click to enlarge)
The data collected is from January to June 2011. 

According to Dorothy Chou, Senior Policy Analyst:

"We believe that providing this level of detail highlights the need to modernize laws like the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, which regulates government access to user information and was written 25 years ago—long before the average person had ever heard of email."

The U.S. leads the way in most data requested (5,950).

[Via Google Transparency Report]

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