Law enforcement seeking more info on Aussie Googlers

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Law enforcement seeking more info on Aussie Googlers

Requests up 23 percent.


Australian authorities had made 645 requests for data on Google's customers in the six months to June this year, up 23 percent since the same period in 2012.

The unnamed agencies collectively issued the ninth highest number of requests, above Poland. The United States issued 10,918 requests, the largest number for information during the six months.

The US requests were broken down into the types of request including search warrantas, subpoenas, wiretaps and pen register orders which sought dialing, routing, addressing and signaling information, but not content.

Google coughed up data for 413 of the 2013 requests and 335 of those made last year.

The most recent requests related to 807 user accounts and the 2012 requests were tied to 496 accounts.

These numbers produced in Google's latest Transparency Report did not include requests for information made by government under national security provisions.

New Zealand did not feature in the report.

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