Thursday, May 06, 2010

Google’s Government Requests Tool

Google recently announced the launch of its Government Requests Tool. The purpose of the tool is to provide information about the requests for user data or content removal that Google (and the Google-owned YouTube) receives from government agencies around the world. The web site contains a map, which can be ordered by requests for data or requests for content removal. Google is using data from July-December 2009 and intends to update the data in 6-month increments.