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Google is Now Charging Law Enforcement for Access to User Data

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Google has begun charging law enforcement for access to user data.

The company is levying fees of $45 for a subpoena, $60 for a wiretap, and $245 for a search warrant.

Google is legally allowed to levy these charges but traditionally big technology companies have handed over data without any charges.

The company receives a high volume of requests from law enforcement agencies to hand over data about its users and has therefore decided to bring in charges to “offset the costs” of compiling this data.

Curated from Digital Trends

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