A while ago, I produced a per-capita analysis of the Google privacy data showing that the UK, per citizen, is the most snooped on country – there were more requests per person in the UK to Google than any other country. More up to date data is now available, for July to December 2010, showing that the UK is no longer the most snooped on – we’ve dropped to second place. Singapore does not appear in the January to June data but no reason is indicated for this.
(Note: Previous positions in the table below are based on latest data from Google. Some countries did not have data available at the time the previous blog post was compiled, so those numbers do not match)
|Population||Previous position||Requests per Million (Jan-Jun)||Requests per Million (Jul-Dec)|
|2. United Kingdom||62,008,049||1st||40.5||18.7|
|5. United States||310,314,000||4th||25.4||14.8|
And no real surprises in the removal requests category either as Lybia is still an order of magnitude ahead of every other country. The United States, home of free speech, drops out of the top 10 completely down to number 13 while the UK stays up at number six.
|Population||Previous position||Removals per Million (Jan-Jun)||Removals per Million (Jul-Dec)|
|2. South Korea||49,773,145||5th||2.0||2.8|
|6. United Kingdom||62,008,049||6th||1.7||0.6|