Most government requests ever for Google data

Google has updated its Transparency Report on government requests for user data with information from the second half of 2015, which shows the highest number of requests ever.

In its Transparency Report, Google discloses the number of requests it received from each government in six-month periods.

According to the report, Google received 40,677 requests for user data between July 2015 and December 2015. This is up from 35,365 in the first half of the year.

The percentage of requests where data was produced increased from 63% to 64%.

The United States had the highest number of requests (12,523), followed by Germany (7,491) and France (4,174).

During the latest reporting period, there were no requests for data from South African authorities.

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