Govt of India's requests for web content removal, user details soar

Nov 14 2012, 22:04 IST
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Indicating a growing trend of the government surveillance of internet activities of people and organisations, India sought confidential web user details in as many as 2,319 cases from Google in the first six months of 2012. (Reuters) Indicating a growing trend of the government surveillance of internet activities of people and organisations, India sought confidential web user details in as many as 2,319 cases from Google in the first six months of 2012. (Reuters)
SummaryIndicating a growing trend of the government surveillance of internet activities of people and organisations, India sought confidential web user details in as many as 2,319 cases from Google in the first six months of 2012.

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The other major countries for such requests included Brazil (1,566), France (1,546), Germany (1,533) and Britain (1,425).

"The number of requests we receive for user account information as part of criminal investigations has increased year after year. The increase isn¿t surprising, since each year we offer more products and services, and we have a larger number of users," it said.

Google said this statistics includes court orders and requests from other officials and police.

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