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This article was published on March 27, 2014


Google received 27,477 government requests for data impacting 42,648 accounts in the second half of 2013

Google received 27,477 government requests for data impacting 42,648 accounts in the second half of 2013 Image by: AFP
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Google today updated its Transparency Report, revealing it received 27,477 data requests from various law enforcement agencies around the world during the second half of 2013. Those requests impacted a potential 42,648 accounts, according to the company.

The new numbers for the second half of last year are slightly higher than those for the first half (25,879 requests affecting 42,500 accounts). With both halves of 2013, we can now compare the full year to all of 2012.

Google previously revealed it received 42,327 requests in all of 2012 that impacted a potential 68,249 accounts. Basic addition tells us Google received many more requests impacting potentially more accounts in 2013: 53,356 and 85,148, respectively.

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