Cyberculture agenda: Google updates Transparency Report: “Government requests for user information double over three years

Government requests for user information double over three years

In a year in which government surveillance has dominated the headlines, today we?re updating our Transparency Report for the eighth time. Since we began sharing these figures with you in 2010, requests from governments for user information have increased by more than 100 percent. This comes as usage of our services continues to grow, but also as more governments have made requests than ever before. And these numbers only include the requests we?re allowed to publish.

Google Transparency Report shows government requests for user data have doubled in three years

Google has released details of requests it receives from governments for information on its users, noting that the number has more than doubled since 2010.


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