Our Blog

Google Explains Reasons for Handing User Data to Government Agencies

You Are Here :
Our Blog

Google Explains Reasons for Handing User Data to Government Agencies

Google has provided a few more details on user data requests made by Government agencies and the way the company responds to those requests. The company recently stated that there had been a 70 percent rise in government requests compared to the previous two years.

Google’s stance has been explained through the company’s official blog by Senior Vice President and Legal Officer, David Drummond. He explained that the company had a strict process that handled all requests. Whenever any government agency requested user details such as contents of an email or data provided while signing up for a Google account, his team scrutinized each request thoroughly to ensure that Google’s policies as well as the law were obeyed by that request.

In addition, the request had to come in written form and under the appropriate law, and with the sign of the authorized official of the agency requesting the information. Google officials could refuse any request that was too broad or ask the agency to narrow it down. The affected user would also be notified about any request to enable him or her to contact the requesting agency or seek consultation from a lawyer, although this was not possible all the time due to legal constraints placed on the company itself.

The company also ensured that criminal investigations that required private user data including Gmail messages, photos, and documents stored in Google accounts as well as YouTube videos were executed only after producing a search warrant. Google believes that this is necessary to protect user rights under the Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution that could avoid conflicts in ECPA and avoid unreasonable search and seizure incidents.

David Drummond also stated that the company would do its best to provide information about government requests to users and had also added a section in their Transparency Report to provide answers to many queries from their users. He explained that the government used warrants, court orders, and subpoenas to compel Google to divulge user information to relevant authorities.

David Drummond explained that the company was committed to protecting the privacy of its users while ensuring that governments pursue their legitimate investigations. The company also planned to pursue updating of the US Electronic Communications Privacy Act.

Why Choose Anuva?

Anuva is a leading Digital Marketing Company providing results-driven Internet Marketing Services including Local SEO Services, Online Reputation Management Services, WordPress SEO, Ecommerce SEO, Professional SEO Services, SEO Consulting Services, SEO Audit Services, etc. to clients worldwide. Looking for Google Ads Services OR Facebook Ads Agency? We are a highly experienced PPC Management Company specialized in eCommerce PPC Management. Please check our Client Testimonials and SEO Rankings for you to see the outstanding results we have achieved. Contact us to generate a Huge ROI on your invested dollars from our strongest Online Marketing Services.

We Are Qualified
SEO Ranking
digital marketing automation platform alberta 1
marketing automation softwares alberta 1
marketing automation webcasts alberta 1
marketing automation webcasting 3
online agency marketing automation platform 8
google.com Ranking As Of 14-Oct-2021
ares p2p file sharing program 1
ares p2p network 1
p2p file sharing platform ares 1
revolutionary p2p file sharing system 1
official ares download 2
google.com Ranking As Of 14-Oct-2021
ace digital language lab 1
ace digital language laboratories 1
ace digital language laboratory 1
ace digital language labs 1
ace digital languages lab 1
google.co.in Ranking As Of 18-Oct-2021
csr data 1
csr ratings comparision 1
social responsibility and sustainability ratings 1
search sustainability ratings 2
search sustainability ratings 2
google.com Ranking As Of 18-Oct-2021
emenu international 1
interactive emenu 1
international e-menu 1
international interactive emenu 1
emenu solutions 2
google.com Ranking As Of 18-Oct-2021
download topor pcb 1
pcb design time reduction 1
topor competitive advantages 1
topological router for printed circuit boards 2
topological router for pcb 3
google.com Ranking As Of 18-Oct-2021
premium antispam service ann arbor 4
cloud email services in ann arbor 5
secure hosted email services ann arbor 5
hosted email services ann arbor 7
secure email hosting services in ann arbor 7
google.com Ranking As Of 18-Oct-2021
real-time breach detection in somerset 1
real-time breach detection in somerset nj 1
real-time breach detection somerset 1
real-time breach detection somerset nj 1
somerset real-time breach detection 1
google.com Ranking As Of 18-Oct-2021
buy install monitor software 1
buy install monitor softwares 1
buy program installation monitor 3
buy program installation monitor tool 3
software installation monitor tool 5
google.com Ranking As Of 18-Oct-2021
oracle predictive dialer call center solution 1
oracle preview dialing software 1
predictive dialer software oracle 1
oracle call center software services 5
oracle call center software service 6
google.com Ranking As Of 18-Oct-2021
bingo software for website 1
custom html5 poker software 1
html5 poker software 5
bitcoin poker software for web 6
bitcoin poker software for websites 6
google.com Ranking As Of 18-Oct-2021
railcar repair management software 1
railcar repair management softwares 1
railcar service software 1
railcar repair management 2
railcar software 4
google.com Ranking As Of 18-Oct-2021
crystal ssrs reports scheduling tool 1
schedule crystal ssrs reports 1
ssrs crystal reports scheduler tool 1
schedule crystal ssrs report 2
ssrs report scheduler software 2
google.com Ranking As Of 18-Oct-2021
You have all done a wonderful job making both of my websites look more modern and professional. I would also like to say how excellent your customer support has been. Any and all concerns I had were addresses immediately with no questions asked....
- Beau Mason
We are more than satisfied with Anuva's Search Engine Optimization services. They have developed and upgraded our website and promoted the business very efficiently. Kudos! Keep it up! We have emerged as a reputed large scale organization and...
- Richard, Seattle
Why Us?
  • 70% + Cost Savings
  • IP Protection & Confidentiality
  • Expert Team with Global Delivery Experience
  • Business and Domain Expertise
  • Maintain your Competetive Edge

Call Me Back

    Success! Thanks for Your Request.
    Error! Please Try Again.