The U.S. Government Is Increasingly Hungry for Google's User Data

Google published its latest Transparency Report last week, revealing another increase in user data requests from governments around the world.
U.S. authorities were particularly hungry for Google’s user data, with 39 percent of global requests coming from entities of the U.S. government.

The number of user data requests filed by U.S. authorities has steeply increased over the past three years: In the second half of 2012, Google received 8,438 requests from U.S. entities, more than twice as many as three years ago, when Google started sharing this information with the public.

Infographic: The U.S. Government Is Increasingly Hungry for Google's User Data | Statista
Related Infographics
  • Google
    These Countries Are the Most Eager for Google's User Data

    This chart shows how many user data requests Google received from governemnt agencies in different countries in 2013.

  • Information Security
    U.S. Authorities Are Hungry for Google's User Data

    This chart shows the number of user data requests by law enforcement agencies that Google received between June 2009 and December 2012.

  • Facebook
    U.S. Authorities 'Like' Facebook's User Data

    According to Facebook's first transparency report, the United States government is the most hungry for social network's user data. In the first half of 2013, Facebook received between 11,000 and 12,000 user data requests from U.S. authorities.

  • Google
    Yahoo: 12,444 U.S. Data Requests

    This chart shows the number of govermental data requests to selected tech companies.

You may also be interested in...

Yes, please send me a daily reminder for the 'Chart of the Day'

Please register for free to receive our daily infographic newsletter.
Download & Reference

More statistics about...
Show more
Who may use the "Chart of the Day"?
The Statista "Chart of the Day", made available under the Creative Commons License CC BY-ND 3.0, may be used and displayed without charge by all commercial and non-commercial websites. Use is, however, only permitted with proper attribution to Statista.

Which topics are covered by the "Chart of the Day"?
The Statista "Chart of the Day" currently focuses on two sectors: "Media and Technology", updated daily and featuring the latest statistics from the media, internet, telecommunications and consumer electronics industries; and "Economy and Society", , which inlcudes current data from the United States and around the world relating to economic and political issues as well as sports and entertainment.

Can Statista create customized charts?
Absolutely! For information on tailor-made and sector-specific Charts of the Day, please contact Felix Richter