Govt of India's requests for web content removal, user details soar
The total number of items sought to be removed more than doubled from 255 from the preceding six-month period (July-December 2012).
Other reasons for removal included pornography, government criticism, impersonation, national security and copyright.
About India, the report said, "In response to a court order, we removed 360 search results. The search results linked to 360 web pages that contained adult videos that allegedly violated an individuals personal privacy."
In terms of request for user data, the US topped the chart with a total of 7,969 data requests and Google complied in 90 percent of those cases.
Overall, Google received more than 20,938 requests for data from government entities across the globe related to 34,614 accounts In the first half of 2012.
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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