Google and Apple report jump in requests for user data
Posted in: Surveillance & Privacy at 04/10/2017 22:59
US government requests to Google for individuals' data reached a six-year high in the first half of 2017, the company says.
A report published last week said the country had sought details about 48,902 accounts - 24% more than over the last six months of 2016.
Apple reported a 62% jump in the number of user account requests from the US over the same period - 6,407 in total.
Campaign group Privacy International predicted further "dramatic increases".