Google Reports Increased US Government Interest in User Information

The US government's interest in user information continues to grow. According to Google, in the first half of this year, the company received a record number of requests from the government to open user information.

The United States government continues to make the vast majority of requests for user data when compared to other countries. During the first half of 2013, the number of such requests increased from 10, 918 to 21, 683. Interestingly, in 83% of cases, Google discloses the necessary information.

India, Germany and France are also showing an increased interest in Internet users, each of which makes from 2000 to 3000 requests for information about a person.

This is the eighth Google report that the company has started publishing since 2010. After the revelations of the American Security Agency (NSA), following Google, other companies began to open similar statistics, including Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo and even Apple.