Google is also now reporting on government requests asking to set aside information relating to a particular user’s account. These requests can be made so that information needed in an investigation is not lost while the government goes through the steps to get the formal legal process asking Google to disclose the information. Gogole calls these "preservation requests" and because they don't always lead to formal data requests, the company keeps them separate from the country totals report. Beginning with this reporting period, Google is reporting this number for every country.
Google said it has received 30,138 requests from around the world seeking information about more than 50,585 users/accounts; the company provided information in response to 63 percent of those requests. Google saw slight increases in the number of requests from governments in Europe (2 percent) and Asia/Pacific (7 percent), and a 22 percent increase in requests from governments in Latin America.