General Article Key facts from Google's Transparency Report, June - December 2012

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  • In the last six months of 2012, over 8,000 data requests were made in the United States.
  • On average, some form of data was produced for 88% of requests from the United States.
  • India made nearly double the amount of data requests than the UK.
  • The UK made 1,458 requests – 70% of which resulted in some form of data being produced.
  • Canada, Switzerland and Denmark made the least number of requests.
  • The highest percentages of requests that resulted in some form of data being released, were from Singapore, Taiwan, the UK and the United States.
  • Only 1% of requests in Russia were granted data release.


Source: Google Transparency Report.



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