India second on list of governments requesting Google data

Today, Indian Express is carrying news that “The latest Google Transparency Report shows India is only second to the Unites states in requesting user data. While the Indian government had a total of 2,691 requests of which 64 per cent where fulfilled, the US had 10,918 requests of which 83 per cent where fulfilled”.

Richard Salgado, Google’s Legal Director, Law Enforcement and Information Security wrote, ‘Since we began sharing these figures with you in 2010, requests from governments for user information have increased by more than 100 percent’. This is a true fact but which fails to take into consideration that Net presence has also increased in recent past.

it also takes about US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.



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