U.S. Authorities 'Like' Facebook's User Data

August 30th, 2013
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by Felix Richter, Statista.com

According to Facebook's first transparency report, the United States government is the most hungry for social network's user data. In the first half of 2013, Facebook received between 11,000 and 12,000 user data requests from U.S. authorities.

In a bid to rebuild some of the consumer trust that was lost in the wake of the NSA revelations, more and more U.S. technology companies choose to publish transparency reports, in which they reveal how often they have been approached by government officials.

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After Google, Twitter and others had done so in the past, Facebook was the latest company to follow suit. On Tuesday, the company revealed detailed data on how many requests for user data it received in the first six months of this year.

Not surprisingly, U.S. authorities have been the most interested in Facebook's data. The company behind the world's largest social network received received between 11,000 and 12,000 user data requests from U.S. authorities between January and June. Facebook disclosed at least part of the requested data in 79 percent of these cases, although the company states to have done so only when legally required to.

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