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Feds asked Google for user data

U.S. tops list of governments requesting data


Google’s recently released 2011 Transparency Report shows the Canadian government asked the internet giant to hand over user data 38 times between July and December 2010. It’s not clear which departments requested the data, nor is it clear how many Canadians were involved. U.S. government requests, for instance, could target Canadian users. Google’s report only specifies that the company either complied, either fully or partially, with 55 per cent of the requests. The U.S. topped the list with 4,601 requests for user data, followed by Brazil at 1,804 and India at 1,699.



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