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US, Germany, Brazil And India Make Maximum Google Censorship Requests.

In Human Rights, India, Technology on April 20, 2010 at 7:34 pm

Google is going public with requests it gets from Governments for information about its users and data censorship requests. We’ve accepted that there is no such thing as Internet privacy, but transparency on how much we lack it, is a good reminder for those of us that spend a huge amount of time on it.

Full post Washington Post.

“The vast majority of these requests are valid and the information needed is for legitimate criminal investigations,” said David Drummond, Google’s chief legal officer in a blog. “However, data about these activities historically has not been broadly available. We believe that greater transparency will lead to less censorship.” Drummon wrote about the decision in an op-ed today in The Washington Post.

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