Dutch and Belgian authorities do record retrievals by Google




The Dutch government has 140 requests in the second half of last year to hand over user data filed with Google. That is considerably more than in previous periods. The Belgian government knows Google to find still more frequent withdrawals.

It was in 139 cases for Google user data that the government wanted to have as part of a court order or other legal process. In one case involved a request from a government agency that requires information to save the life of a person is in danger or to avoid serious bodily injury. ” Withdrawals affected 144 user accounts. In 81 percent of the requests, Google also handed over actual data.

Never before the Dutch government did so many withdrawals. In the first half of 2014 there were 72 for example, the highest number so far. In early 2011, the Netherlands made it to inquires related to more people: 213.

Withdrawals Google Netherlands 2nd half 2014

The Belgian government has long been calling more was at Google and also the end of 2014 the case. Belgium made 214 withdrawals over 297 accounts. Of these, 67 percent were granted and in 8 cases it was an emergency. Details on the nature of the queries Google never announced in its shareholder reports. Probably in most case of data wants the police to investigate crimes. Withdrawals by intelligence services were not included in the report, subject to a confidentiality obligation.

Withdrawals Google Belgium 2nd half 2014


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