Liam Tung reports:
Google received a record number of government requests in the first six months of 2016, its latest Transparency Report reveals.
The US government continues to lead the world in the number of requests it issues to Google for user data in criminal investigations. The company received 14,168 requests for information concerning 30,123 US user accounts between January and June.
More than half were subpoenas issued by the government under the US Electronic Communications Privacy Act, possibly without the involvement of a judge, and just under a third were warrants issued by a judge under that act.
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