Facebook Global Government Requests Report

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on August 27, 2013

“Transparency and trust are core values at Facebook. We strive to embody them in all aspects of our services, including our approach to responding to government data requests. We want to make sure that the people who use our service understand the nature and extent of the requests we receive and the strict policies and processes we have in place to handle them. We are pleased to release our first Global Government Requests Report, which details the following: The report details the following:

  • Which countries requested information from Facebook about our users
  • The number of requests received from each of those countries
  • The number of users/user accounts specified in those requests
  • The percentage of these requests in which we were required by law to disclose at least some data
  • The report covers the first 6 months of 2013, ending June 30.”
  • See also “Facebook received more than 25,000 requests from governments about its users during the first half of 2013″ via IDG News Service.

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