David Drummond, chief legal officer of Google
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Google: US government has no blanket access to user information

Google, Facebook and Microsoft have asked the US government to allow them to disclose the security requests they receive for handing over user data.

The move comes after recent reports claimed that US authorities had direct access to the servers of nine major US tech firms, including Google and Apple.

Google's chief legal officer, David Drummond, said the company did not give the US government blanket access to its users' private information.

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