Google to Divulge Orkut Data to Brazil

By Steve Bryant  |  Posted 2006-09-05 Print this article Print

Google said it will divulge a "small and narrow" amount of data to Brazilian authorities after the government issued a 15-day ultimatum. Brazil is seeking date and timestamp information relating to a small number of users who posted pornographic, racist and homophobic information on Orkut.

Unlike the U.S. Justice Department's request for broad data, which Google resisted earlier this year, Brazil's request is for a discrete amount of information that will be used to investigate specific criminal activity.

Here's the timeline of Google's Orkut troubles in Brazil. |

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