Indian govt ranks second globally spying on web users: Google reveals
Besides a great hue and cry over Internet censorship, the Indian government has been asking Google to share web user’s details. Internet giant Google has revealed in a transparency report that Indian agencies made requests to hand over 13 user data linked to 20 user accounts per day, during 2012. Indian agencies made 4,750 user data requests associated with 7,573 user accounts for Google and YouTube till December 2012.
In terms of the number of requests for web user details during 2012, India is next to only the United States, which made 45 requests a day — a total of 16,407 requests to Google in 2012.
During the same period, France sent 3,239 requests, Germany made 3,083, UK sent 2,883 and Brazil made 2,777 requests, seeking individual user data.
Though other countries like France, Germany and the UK increased the number of requests sent to Google, the US retained the top spot for spying on Internet users.More Details