Government Surveillance Requests 2012

Google reveals government surveillance requests on the rise, led by the U.S.

By on November 15, 2012 at 12:05 PM.

Google reveals government surveillance requests on the rise, led by the U.S.

Perhaps surprising no one, Google (GOOG) published its latest Transparency Report this week revealing it received 20,938 requests from governments around the world to hand over user data between January and June 2012. The bi-annual Transparency Report shows an increase of 2,681 requests since the last report and an increase of 5,194 requests from the same period a year ago. More →

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