UK Daily Mail 
April 22, 2010
Britain is ranked third in the world for the number of requests by the State demanding personal information about internet users.
Google said only Brazil and the U.S had recorded more requests for information about citizens’ email accounts and passwords.
The 1,166 applications made by the Government, police and even local councils between July and December last year was the equivalent of more than six every day.
Critics said it was proof the authorities remain determined to mount surveillance operations against the public.
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