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U.S. Government Logs Most Requests for Google User Data

June 18, 2012

Following is a table detailing the number of times law-enforcement officials requested user data during the 2nd half of 2011, according to Google.

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                 2nd half  1st half 6 Month %  2nd half    YOY %  Requests
                     2011      2011    Change      2010   Change  Filled *
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Total              18,257    15,640     16.7%    14,201    28.6%     69.8%
               --------------------------------------------------------------
Argentina             141       134      5.2%       127    11.0%       33%
Australia             444       361     23.0%       345    28.7%       65%
Belgium                99        90     10.0%        85    16.5%       67%
Brazil              1,615       703    129.7%     1,804   -10.5%       90%
Canada                 41        50    -18.0%        38     7.9%       24%
Chile                 117       118     -0.8%       768   -84.8%       43%
France              1,404     1,300      8.0%     1,162    20.8%       44%
Germany             1,426     1,060     34.5%       359   297.2%       45%
Hong Kong             202       123     64.2%        68   197.1%       51%
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                 2nd half  1st half 6 Month %  2nd half    YOY %  Requests
                     2011      2011    Change      2010   Change  Filled *
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Hungary                73       n/a       n/a       n/a      n/a        0%
India               2,207     1,739     26.9%     1,699    29.9%       66%
Israel                 51        60    -15.0%        54    -5.6%       61%
Italy                 844       934     -9.6%       837     0.8%       51%
Japan                  90        75     20.0%        72    25.0%       59%
Mexico                 67        48     39.6%        34    97.1%       25%
Netherlands            37        64    -42.2%        43   -14.0%       59%
Norway                 49       n/a       n/a       n/a      n/a       69%
Poland                241       266     -9.4%       272   -11.4%       22%
Portugal              147       161     -8.7%        92    59.8%       29%
Russia                 58        42     38.1%       n/a      n/a        0%
Singapore             102       106     -3.8%       118   -13.6%       83%
South Korea           257       259     -0.8%       190    35.3%       37%
Spain                 388       460    -15.7%     1,021   -62.0%       51%
Switzerland            69        36     91.7%       121   -43.0%       67%
Taiwan                224       155     44.5%       156    43.6%       75%
Turkey                 88        73     20.5%        45    95.6%        0%
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                 2nd half  1st half 6 Month %  2nd half    YOY %  Requests
                     2011      2011    Change      2010   Change  Filled *
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United Kingdom      1,455     1,273     14.3%        90  1516.7%       64%
United States       6,321     5,950      6.2%     4,601    37.4%       93%
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SOURCE: Google Transparency Report
http://www.google.com/transparencyreport/userdatarequests/?p=2011-12
Note (*): Includes fully or partially completed requests

To contact the reporter on this story: Stephen Rose in Washington at srose31@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Alex Tanzi at atanzi@bloomberg.net


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