Google wants to make it easier for governments to access customer data stored on overseas servers.
The company believes current rules on information sharing are outdated, and is set to press US lawmakers to update them.
If it gets its way, governments would be able to quickly get their hands on the personal data of Google account holders around the world. 
The move follows a spate of terrorist attacks in Europe, and is designed to make it easier for investigators to track down culprits.
The company’s efforts will cause concern though, as government agencies are known to have overstepped the mark on several occasions, as revealed by Edward Snowden.
Current electronic communications rules allow government access to overseas data, but the process of requesting the data and receiving a warrant for it can takes months. 
“This couldn’t be a more urgent set of issues,” said Kent Walker, Google’s senior vice president and general counsel, reports Reuters.
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