Federal Requests For Google User Data Jump 29%

Law360, New York (October 25, 2011, 7:49 PM EDT) -- The number of user data requests Google Inc. received from the federal government in connection with criminal investigations jumped 29 percent over the first half of the year, from 4,600 to nearly 6,000, the Internet giant said in a report released Tuesday.

The U.S. government issued Google 5,950 requests for information from more than 11,057 users or accounts between January and June 2011, according to the company’s biannual transparency report. The company says it fully or partially complied with 93 percent of the requests.

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