The variety of requests that Google obtained from India within the first half of 2017 for disclosing person information was at an all-time excessive, reveals the most recent biannual transparency report from the search engine big.
Between January 1 and June 30 this 12 months, Google obtained three,843 requests for information from 6,343 accounts from authorities businesses, courts and events in civil litigation in India, according to the report launched late on Thursday.
That is 391 extra requests than the identical interval in 2016 throughout which it obtained three,452 requests for information from 6,207 accounts. However, Google supplied some information for 54 % of [...]
Apple Inc has acquired greater than 4 instances as many national-security associated requests from the US authorities in the primary half of this yr versus a yr in the past, in line with an organization report on Thursday.
Apple said it had received between 13,250 and 13,499 nationwide safety requests affecting between 9,000 and 9,249 customers. That compares with a spread of two,750 and a couple of,999 requests affecting between 2,000 and a couple of,249 customers in the primary half of 2016.
The requests come in the type of so-called National Security Letters, or NSLs, and requests beneath the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA. Apple and different [...]