Thursday, January 24, 2013

Google report details law enforcement requests for data

Google released it's Transparency Report yesterday, detailing law enforcement requests for users' data from July to December 2012.

The report shows that 68 percent of requests were for "user-identifying information" obtained through a subpoena. Twenty-two percent were probable cause search warrants. Throughout the six-month period, 21,389 requests were received by Google.

According to Wired, Google requires a probable cause search warrant before it gives over actual content, despite the 2703(d) provision in the Electronic Communications Privacy Act which allows for most data to be obtained with a lesser showing (depending on the federal circuit).


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