Google has released its report on global transparency report, which reveals the amount of user data requests it received in the second half of 2012. The findings of the report comprises of the country wise data requests, which accounts for over 21,389 user data requests received by Google and YouTube between the months of July and December in 2012. As per the report released from all the traffic generated globally, India contributed 2,431 in the overall user data request of over 21,389, and has 66 percent requests where some data has been produced. Also Read - Google to verify advertisers buying political ads in US
In light of requests from government agencies for information about Google user accounts and products, Google has released the report with specifications over the user data request details. India stands only after the US, which makes the maximum contribution with 8,438 requests, from which 88 percent requests have produced data in some form or the other. Also Read - Google sees 120 percent jump in government snoop-data requests over four years
Besides this, as suggested in the report, India has 4,106 specified users or accounts, while with 14,791 accounts US has more than three times the users or accounts specified in India.
France and Germany follow suite by filing in 1,693 and 1,550 user data requests respectively, while UK comes in fifth place with 1,458 data user requests. UK has 1,918 accounts from the total of 33,634 users or accounts specified in the reports.
On the other hand, Google received no user data requests from countries like Ireland, Netherlands and Norway. Switzerland, Canada and Denmark produce 49, 38 and 34 user data requests respectively and fall at the bottom of the list.
The report also suggests that 66 percent of these requests have reportedly produced some data for Google.