Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Government Asks Facebook 76 Times For User Data

In the last half of last year, the Dutch authorities Facebook 76 times asked for user data. The data requests had 84 users / accounts relate. In about 65% of the cases data was given. That let Facebook know in a new transparency report.

In the first half of 2014, the social networking site got 41 more requests related to 45 accounts. This data was presented in 56% of cases. The total number of requests of last year amounted to 117 and 129 accounts were sought information. In 2013, Facebook began tracking data requests. That year, however, received the social network 34 requests related to 43 accounts.In one year the number of requests and sought accounts is therefore tripled.

Facebook also claims that there is an increase in the number of government requests occurred worldwide. Worldwide, there was relative to the first half of 2014, an increase of 11%. In the United States and Germany, the number of data requests suffers. Facebook states that it evaluates each data request and in the case of imperfections will fight back. "We also continue to exert pressure so that governments around the world adjust their surveillance policies in a way that benefits the security of people, while their rights and freedoms continue to be protected."

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