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Google Complies With Government Requests for User Data 88% of the Time

1:13 PM, Jan 23, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
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Internet company Google complies with requests for user data 88 percent of the time government asks, according to data released today by Google.

In all, the government, including both local and federal agencies, made 8,438 requests between July and December of last year from Google for data from 14,791 users/accounts. These requests were either part of a warrant, a subpoena, or something else. Google handed over the data 88 percent of the time.

Here's the breakdown, via Google:

And here's another chart, also from the Internet company, showing the requests:

Google, however, does not release specific information on the requests--only the raw numbers.

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