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Data requests from India escalate in 1st half of 2017:Facebook

Facebook law enforcement takedowns quadrupled in six months because of a school shooting video Government requests for Facebook user data continue to increase worldwide
Lori Graves | 20 December, 2017, 01:23

The report covers every information request from across the world over the first half of the year - apart from those subject to national security delays.

The latest report has revealed the number of data requests is on the up, with substantial increases from authorities in the US, UK, France and Germany.

While the Indian government and law enforcement agencies requested for some information on 13,752 user accounts, Facebook produced "some data" in 54% of the cases in the January-June 2017 period.

Facebook also says that 57% of the requests they got from U.S. law enforcement included a non-disclosure order that bans the company from telling the user that their data was requested. The social networking giant said that government requests for users' data increased by 21% worldwide in the first half of 2017, compared to the first half of 2016. The majority of content restricted was alleged to violate local laws relating to defamation of religion and hate speech added the company. The percentage increased 21% globally, from 64,279 to 78,890.

The US actually leads the way when it comes to number of data requests, accounting for 41 percent of the total number.

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The Government Request Report, now known as Transparency Report, updates on government requests for account data, content restrictions, and internet disruptions.

"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". So, we scrutinize each request for legal sufficiency, no matter which country is making the request, and challenge those that are deficient or overly broad. Facebook removed 20,506 instances of this video.

Compared to the first half of 2016, where the number of requests stood at 6,324, this is almost a 55 per cent jump for 2017.

The informal organization initially presented the reports, which give crude figures on information solicitations and information in truth, in 2013 to help build permeability on government conduct. On Instagram, the company removed 10,094 posts following 10,231 counterfeit claims.

Facebook also took action against more than 300,000 counterfeit content marketed and sold across its platforms, and took down almost 150,000 pieces of trademark infringing content.

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