Indian Government’s User Data Requests To Google Drops Marginally

The number of user data requests made by the Indian Government to Google fell in the second half of 2013. This figure dipped marginally from 2,691 to 2,513 by the end of December 2013.

Google’s compliance to requests however rose by 2%.

In the first half of 2013, India had the highest number of user data requests made by the Government. 

Google India Transparency Report

There were no content removal requests that were made by the Government as had been done in 2012.

Google user information requests from Governments across the globe increased by 120% over the last four years.

Google’s updated 9th transparency report gives data on all user information requests made for the second half of 2013.

The United States had the highest number of user data requests made at 10,574 between the period July-December 2013, followed by France and Germany with over 2.5K requests made each.

Google India Transparency Report Graph

India had the third highest number of requests made from over 65 countries. The Indian Government had made 2,513 user data requests within this period. 66% of the requests made were given some data. There were 4,401 user accounts specified within the data requested.

Countries with the least number of data produced during the period include China with just 1 request, Pakistan with 3 requests and Ukraine with just 1 request.