With 2,691 user data requests from 4,161 users accounts, India ranks second among countries that requested for user data from Google between January - June 2013, the company has revealed in its Transparency Report. Google complied with 64% of these requests. However, the report does not mention the nature of these requests. It is worth noting that the number of data requests made by the Indian government has also been consistently increasing over the years. However, Google's compliance rate when it comes to requests from India, has been falling over the years. U.S.A tops the list of countries that requested for user data from Google for the same period with 10,918 requests. Germany and France are in third and the fourth place with 2,311 and 2,011 requests respectively. The U.S government had prohibited Google from disclosing requests made based on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act so the report featured a blacked out image of the data requested by the U.S. According to the report, the number of user data requests has more than doubled in the last three years with 25,879 requests made between January - June 2013 while only 12,539 requests made were between July - December 2009. Timeline of data requests made by India: July - December 2009: Interestingly, with 1,061 user data requests, India did not feature in the top 10 countries that requested for user data from Google. The company compiled with 77.5% of the requests. However, with 142 data removal requests, India was third on the list of countries that had…
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