Saturday, 28 August 2010

Data Removal Service

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Google compiles and holds vast amounts of the world's data.  It's supposed to be totally private but sometimes governments need that information for investigations and they request it rom Google.  Other times, governments find a piece of data offensive or erroneous, and request that Google remove it from its database entirely. The search giant makes all these requests public.  This is a look at which countries ask Google for the most information on its users, which ask Google to remove the most information and how often Google gives information.  China considers any request to Google to be a state secret.  Google, therefore, does not publish the number of its requests. 

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