U.S. Government Logs Most Requests for Google User Data

Following is a table detailing the number of times law-enforcement officials requested user data during the 2nd half of 2012, according to Google.

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                 2nd half  1st half 6 Month %  2nd half    YOY %  Requests
                     2012      2012    Change      2011   Change  Filled *
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Total              11,400    11,432     -0.3%    10,393     9.7%       n/a
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Argentina             114       137    -16.8%       141   -19.1%       38%
Australia             584       523     11.7%       444    31.5%       65%
Belgium               120       107     12.1%        99    21.2%       63%
Brazil              1,211     1,566    -22.7%     1,615   -25.0%       66%
Canada                 38        50    -24.0%        41    -7.3%       24%
Chile                 109       101      7.9%       117    -6.8%       58%
Czech Republic         51        44     15.9%       n/a      n/a       31%
Denmark                34        32      6.3%       n/a      n/a       59%
France              1,693     1,546      9.5%     1,404    20.6%       44%
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                 2nd half  1st half 6 Month %  2nd half    YOY %  Requests
                     2012      2012    Change      2011   Change  Filled *
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Germany             1,550     1,533      1.1%     1,426     8.7%       42%
Hong Kong             255       192     32.8%       202    26.2%       31%
Hungary                95        92      3.3%        73    30.1%        0%
India               2,431     2,319      4.8%     2,207    10.1%       66%
Ireland                56        34     64.7%       n/a      n/a       n/a
Israel                 56        55      1.8%        51     9.8%       59%
Italy                 846       841      0.6%       844     0.2%       34%
Japan                 124       104     19.2%        90    37.8%       62%
Mexico                 90        71     26.8%        67    34.3%       24%
Netherlands           n/a        59       n/a        37      n/a       n/a
Norway                n/a        37       n/a        49      n/a       n/a
Poland                409       351     16.5%       241    69.7%       17%
Portugal              200       184      8.7%       147    36.1%       30%
Russia                 97        58     67.2%        58    67.2%        1%
Singapore              96        89      7.9%       102    -5.9%       75%
South Korea           355       423    -16.1%       257    38.1%       30%
Spain                 447       531    -15.8%       388    15.2%       49%
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                 2nd half  1st half 6 Month %  2nd half    YOY %  Requests
                     2012      2012    Change      2011   Change  Filled *
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Switzerland            49        82    -40.2%        69   -29.0%       67%
Taiwan                290       271      7.0%       224    29.5%       74%
Turkey                149       112     33.0%        88    69.3%        0%
United Kingdom      1,458     1,425      2.3%     1,455     0.2%       70%
United States       8,438     7,969      5.9%     6,321    33.5%       88%
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SOURCE: Google Transparency Report
http://www.google.com/transparencyreport/userdatarequests/?p=2011-12
Note (*): Includes fully or partially completed requests

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