Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday August 27, 2013

Facebook Global Government Requests Report

In the first six months of this year alone, Facebook has received requests for data on more than 38,000 members from government entities. The company says that it has handed over at least "some" data 79 percent of the time. eek!

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:

  • 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