Google sees government data requests top 20,000 in first half of 2012

Takedown requests also on the rise, according to search giant's Transparency Report

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Governments across the globe made nearly 21,000 requests for user data to Google in the first six months of 2012. The numbers are up by 2,000 requests from the last six months of 2011, according to Google's...

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