Google: 25% Hike In Private Data Requests By UK
In the second half of 2011, Google received 1,455 requests from the Government to hand over its users’ private data and it complied with 64% of those demands. The number of requests made by the American government at the end of last year also grew by 37%, from 4,601 in 2010, to 5,950. However, interestingly, Google did a much better job at fulfilling the wishes of the US government, the country from which the technology company hails, than any other government, complying, at least partially, with 93% of all requests. Google only fulfilled 45% of the German government’s requests for data and failed to provide any information to Russia or Turkey, when it was requested by both of their respective governments.