(The Hosting News) – Internet data requests continue to rise, tech giant Google disclosed via a newly released transparency report Wednesday.
The latest stats differed from its predecessors by including new data.
Within the United States, 68% of the requests came via the government in the form of subpoenas while another 22% were brought on behalf of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, otherwise known as “ECPA.”
“We’re always looking for ways to make the report even more informative. So for the first time we’re now including a breakdown of the kinds of legal process that government entities in the U.S. use when compelling communications and technology companies to hand over user data,” stated Google via its blog.
So how staggering is the increase? 70% larger compared to those reported in less than four years. A graph showed that Google experienced around 12 thousand data requests during late 2009. Since then, the number has risen to just above 21 thousand late last month.
A BBC report, meanwhile, noted the U.S. led requests, issuing 8,438 submissions while followed behind by Turkey and Hungary.
Google’s report this time differed in another area as well. Content removal requests weren’t included but are expected to be issued separately at a later date.