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‘India had made 15 data requests a day to Google’

In terms of the number of requests for web user details during the first half of 2013, India is next to only the US, which made 66 requests a day on an average -- the highest for any country, as per Google’s latest Transparency Report. The US made a total of 10,918 such requests to Google during January-June 2013, followed by India’s 2,691, Germany’s 2,311, France’s 2,011 and the UK’s 1,274 and Brazil’s 1,239 in nation’s, which made over a 1,000 user data requests. Total requests rose by 24 per cent to 25,879 in the first half of this year from 20,938 in the year-ago period. Compared to July-December 2012 it was up 21 per cent.

The search engine giant had received 21,389 requests from governments during the period. In case of India, the number of user data requests rose by 16 per cent to 2,691 in January-June this year from 2,319 in the same period in 2012. Compared to July-December 2012, they were up by 11 per cent.
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