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Google revelations expose privacy holes

Nearly 70 percent of U.S. law enforcement requests for access to email and other data from Google in the past six months occurred without a warrant, according to first-of-its-kind data shared by the search company Wednesday that is likely to fuel the drive for new privacy laws.

Privacy advocates and some influential lawmakers have been pushing to update a 26-year-old law to better protect consumers’ personal information in the face of an increasing number of government requests for data from Internet companies.