The Top 10 Countries Who Request Data from Tech Companies

Spoiler alert: the country that requests the most data from tech companies is the US. We're number one! We're number one! This should really be no surprise for anyone who's been following the news lately but our dominance is actually pretty admirable. Take that you Frenchies! Try to catch us Aussies!

We're horrible. Actually the United Kingdom and France might be just as horrible since they have nearly half our requests with a significantly smaller population. Though of course we have PRISM.


Reuters cooked up this graphic by culling all the data from Google's 2012 Transparency Report, Microsoft and Skype's 2012 Law Enforcement Requests Report and Twitter's Transparency Report. You can see in the graphic how most of the requests were disclosed. [Reuters Tumblr]

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