Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Google's most recent Transparency Report: Government requests are on the rise

Google has released its most recent update to the Google Transparency Report, which provides statistics about how many user data requests and how may takedown requests Google receives from governments and copyright owners around the world.

The specific stats for Canada are here: user data, takedowns. The takedown data set is broken down by service and alleged reason.

The Official Google Blog (Transparency Report: Government requests on the rise) provides some additional, global context.

A big hat tip to Google for making this information available, which has led to other companies publishing similar data so some light can be shed on data and takedown requests, which usually occur in the shadows.

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