The latest transparency report of Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) once again highlights the need of ECPA reform in the US as soon as possible. The Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) is an outdated law but it was supposed to protect the user privacy. The real things are quite different as it was written but from nearly three decades ago and now does exactly the opposite.
According to a report from San Francisco states that Google to hunt for more authorized demands from governments sectors globally in order to seek more info about the people who take full benefit from Internet Search Engine, email etc.
Wednesday report further depicts the overview of entire efforts of law enforcement organizations to attain the personal info from Google.
Google was further presented with 21,389 requests for info over 33,634 of its users in the last six months time period of 2012. In 2012, the no of requests had reached up to 17%.
The US government records show more than 8400 requests while Subpoenas depicted 68% of US requests.
It was obvious from various reports that the US government agencies are well aware that they can go trolling through Google to get information on people with little oversight.
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) stock plummeted -0.11% to $740.65 in Afterhours trading on Wednesday.