What To Do When The Government Comes Calling For User Data

Law360, New York (November 15, 2013, 9:45 PM EST) -- In recent years, federal investigators have greatly increased their demands for user information from companies such as Google Inc. and Facebook Inc., putting pressure on attorneys to know how to walk the tricky line between their obligation to aid government investigations and their desire to protect user information.

Google highlighted the recent uptick in government data requests on Thursday, when it reported that it had received three times the amount of requests for user data to be used in criminal investigations in the first half of...
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