In relation to Facebook’s data, government requests rose 23 percent globally from January to June this year. In this case, India ranks second after America. According to the Facebook report, a total of 35,560 requests were made for 57,294 users and accounts in India during this period.
User Data Increased by 23 Percent
According to Facebook’s report, some data was introduced in 50 percent of cases. In the first six months of 2020, requests from governments globally for user data increased by 23 percent to 1,73,875.
Highest Requests from the U.S.
Last year i.e. in the second half of 2019, the number of such requests was 1,40,875. The report said that the highest 61,528 requests came from the US in the first half of 2020. These requests were made for 1,06,114 users or accounts, and 88 percent of cases offered some data.
After America and India, Germany is also on the List
Germany, France and Britain are ranked after America and India in this list. Facebook said that it responds to government requests according to applicable law and its terms of service. Also, every request received meticulously reviews the legal aspects.
40 Percent Increase in Content Restrictions
Facebook Vice President and Deputy General Counsel Chris Sonderby said that we do not provide direct or indirect access to people’s information to governments. We believe that intentionally weakening our services in this way will affect the essential security of our users. Facebook said that during the period under review, cases of content being banned based on local law increased 40 percent to 22,120 from 15,826 previously. In India, 824 materials were banned during this period.