Rise in number of requests for data from Facebook in Ireland

by Lawrence Cooper December 20, 2017, 1:21
Rise in number of requests for data from Facebook in Ireland

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Facebook said Monday the US government is making more secret requests for data about more users than ever before.

Additionally, the report also reveals that Pakistan's FIA and PTA have made several legal requests for restriction of the content of accounts and pages, during January to June 2017.

"Our transparency report describes these policies and procedures in more detail, along with the steps we've taken to safeguard the people who use Facebook and keep them informed about IP".

Most of these requests - about 32,716 - came from the US government, according to Facebook.

Worldwide, Facebook received requests from law enforcement agencies asking for users' personal data 78,890 times.

While all requests are reviewed by Facebook, the figures also revealed that most were approved, with the United Kingdom (90 per cent), the U.S. (85 per cent) and France (74 per cent) all notable for their high level of request approval. She was broadcasting her confrontation on Facebook, and police asked the company to shut down her account, saying that other users were egging her on.

The U.S., India, UK, Germany, and France were the most dynamic in making information demands, representing 41 percent, 12 percent, nine percent, seven percent and six percent of the numbers, individually. Germany filed 5,211 requests, while the United Kingdom made 6,854 requests.

Facebook continues to see increases in the number of requests for private user data from governments around the globe, according to the latest Transparency Report released by the social network. Copies of five NSLs are also available in the transparency report. Twitter has challenged the law, however the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in July 2017 no company has the right to disclose information about the NSLs they receive publicly.

Specifically, Facebook restricted content for apparently violating law 28,036 times in the first six months of 2017, compared to 6,944 from the prior half-year. In any case, a lot of that figure can be followed back to a deplorable shooting at a school in Mexico, which brought about Facebook confining access to 20,506 bits of substance. Facebook said 217,265 of substance in its informal community were expelled after it followed up on 81 percent of 14,279 claims in the principal half of the year.

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