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Facebook Government Request

Facebook Inc stated requests via governments for consumer data rose via about a quarter within the first 1/2 of 2014 over the second 1/2 of final 12 months.

In the first 6 months of 2014, governments all over the world made 34,946 requests for knowledge. During the identical time, the amount of content material restricted because of local laws elevated about 19 %.

Facebook Says Government Requests for User Data Rise 24 Percent

“We’re aggressively pursuing an attraction to a higher courtroom to invalidate these sweeping warrants and to power the federal government to come back the data it has seized,” the corporate said in a company blog post on Tuesday.

Google Inc stated in September a 15 % sequential elevate in the choice of requests within the first half of this year, and a 150 % rise in the final 5 years, from governments worldwide to disclose consumer information in felony investigations.