US Requests for Google User Data Have Tripled over Three Years

These are domestic authority requests, not NSA surveillance


The number of U.S. government requests for Google user data have more than tripled over the past three years, the company said Thursday.

In the first half of 2013, there were 10,918 U.S. requests for data on 21,683 users.

In the second half of 2009, when Google first started compiling the data, there were only 3,580 requests in the United States.