In 6 months, US law enforcement asked Google for data on 21,000 users

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Google Google and other tech companies have been actively fighting at the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in an attempt to tell the public more about the types of US law enforcement orders that they must comply with. While that case continues, Google announced on Thursday that US government (local, state, federal) requests for data has reached 21,683 users between January through June 2013. By comparison, the company’s previous reporting period (July through December 2012) saw 8,438 user data requests from US authorities—a jump of about 32 percent. Again, the United States remains at the top of this list by a wide margin. India, Germany, France and the United Kingdom round out the next four positions, respectively. Read 5 remaining paragraphs | Comments        

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In 6 months, US law enforcement asked Google for data on 21,000 users

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