Google will charge law enforcement and government agencies to access user data

Google | January 26, 2020

Google has begun charging law enforcement for access to user data, according to a report by the New York Times. The company is levying fees of $45 for a subpoena, $60 for a wiretap, and $245 for a search warrant, according to documents reviewed by the NYT. 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. According to the report, Google is legally allowed to levy these charges but traditionally big technology companies have handed over data without any charges.

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The challenge before our education system is compelling. In a world of increasing possibility, diversity and competition, the U.S. education system is under immense pressure to be a more innovative, agile and effective vehicle for meeting the educational needs of America’s students. As recently as a halfcentury ago, American students who dropped out of high school could still anticipate landing jobs that paid a living wage. In 2012, that is no longer the case. Even students with a high school diploma but no college often struggle to support themselves and their families. Today, the bar for providing a worldclass education is higher—all students must be prepared to succeed in the knowledge-based, global job market of the 21st century. They must not only master subjects like reading, writing, math, sciences, and social studies, but must also solve problems, think critically and creatively, communicate clearly, learn continuously and actively, participate in civic life, and collaborate with others.

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The challenge before our education system is compelling. In a world of increasing possibility, diversity and competition, the U.S. education system is under immense pressure to be a more innovative, agile and effective vehicle for meeting the educational needs of America’s students. As recently as a halfcentury ago, American students who dropped out of high school could still anticipate landing jobs that paid a living wage. In 2012, that is no longer the case. Even students with a high school diploma but no college often struggle to support themselves and their families. Today, the bar for providing a worldclass education is higher—all students must be prepared to succeed in the knowledge-based, global job market of the 21st century. They must not only master subjects like reading, writing, math, sciences, and social studies, but must also solve problems, think critically and creatively, communicate clearly, learn continuously and actively, participate in civic life, and collaborate with others.

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