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Indian government requested details for 1732 Yahoo accounts between Jan-June 2014

The Indian government ranked 7th in the world in terms of user accounts for which information requests were made by government agencies to Yahoo, behind the United States, Germany, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, France, and Italy, the company disclosed in its half-yearly transparency report. Indian government made 1001 requests for data on 1732 Yahoo accounts, down from 1078 requests for 2337 accounts between July-December 2013. Yahoo disclosed user account information in 155 cases (15.5%), and Non-Content Data (NCD) in 296 cases (close to 30%). NCD includes basic subscriber information including the information captured at the time of registration such as an alternate e-mail address, name, location, and IP address, login details, billing information, and other transactional information (e.g., “to,” “from,” and “date” fields from email headers). No data was found in 128 cases (13%), while 422 (42%) of these requests…

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