New Google Report Shows Growing Number Of Government Requests

Posted at 1:33 PM, Nov 15, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-15 13:33:40-05

google generic.jpeg(CNN) — The United States government’s hunger for information on Google users is continuing to rise. The tech company had more requests for user information in the first half of this year from the United States than any period before, according to the bi-annualGoogle transparency report released on Thursday.

The United States government continues to make the most requests in the world for user data, with 10,918 requests for 21,683 user accounts during the first six months of 2013. The United States also has the highest success rate at getting Google to comply with its requests. The search giant turned over user information for 83% of the U.S. queries.

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