Google turns over Orkut data to Brazilian authorities

Friday, 29 September 2006, 10:20 AM EST

Google is actively complying with requests for data about its Orkut social networking service ordered by Brazilian courts, the company said Thursday.

Google has provided Brazilian authorities with data about Orkut users in response to 30 court orders, and it plans to respond to eight more orders before their deadlines expire, said Debbie Frost, a Google spokeswoman.

Brazilian prosecutors investigating allegations of illegal activities on Orkut sued Google last month in a Brazil civil court, saying Google hadn't responded to their requests for information.

At InfoWorld.

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