Google’s latest Transparency Report numbers make one thing very clear. The United States government is not afraid to request data from the search giant as compared to the rest of the world.
In fact of the countries shown in the map below the US account for more than 1/3 of the total requests to Google by governments for user data. At over 16,000 accounts are represented in that this number which is 47% of the total accounts being requested from January – June of 2012.
Is there a meaning here?