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38K+ User Details Wanted By Governments, Says Facebook

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Facebook has released its first Global Government Requests Report. The document covers the first six months of 2013, ending June 30, and Facebook says it will be releasing these reports regularly.

Facebook processed a total of roughly 26,607 requests from the governments of 74 countries for user data of about 38,954 users.  The United States government sent 11,000 to 12,000 requests to Facebook for data on 20,000 to 21,000 users. 79 per cent of those requests were granted.

Here is a table of the list of requests handled by Facebook, arranged alphabetically according to country.

 

Country Total Requests Users/Accounts Requested Percentage of requests where some data was produced
Albania 6 12 83%
Argentina 152 218 27%
Australia 546 601 64%
Austria 35 41 17%
Bangladesh 1 12 0%
Barbados 3 3 0%
Belgium 150 169 70%
Bosnia and Herzegovina 4 11 25%
Botswana 3 7 0%
Brazil 715 857 33%
Bulgaria 1 1 0%
Cambodia 1 1 0%
Canada 192 219 44%
Chile 215 340 68%
Colombia 27 41 15%
Costa Rica 4 6 0%
Croatia 2 2 0%
Cyprus 3 4 33%
Czech Republic 10 13 60%
Denmark 11 11 55%
Ecuador 2 3 0%
Egypt 8 11 0%
El Salvador 2 2 0%
Finland 12 15 75%
France 1,547 1,598 39%
Germany 1,886 2,068 37%
Greece 122 141 54%
Hong Kong 1 1 100%
Hungary 25 24 36%
Iceland 1 1 100%
India 3,245 4,144 50%
Ireland 34 40 71%
Israel 113 132 50%
Italy 1,705 2,306 53%
Ivory Coast 4 4 0%
Japan 1 1 0%
Kosovo 2 11 0%
Lithuania 6 7 17%
Macedonia 9 11 33%
Malaysia 7 197 0%
Malta 89 97 60%
Mexico 78 127 37%
Mongolia 2 2 0%
Montenegro 2 2 0%
Nepal 3 3 33%
Netherlands 11 15 36%
New Zealand 106 119 58%
Norway 16 16 31%
Pakistan 35 47 77%
Panama 2 2 0%
Peru 13 14 15%
Philippines 4 4 25%
Poland 233 158 9%
Portugal 177 213 42%
Qatar 3 3 0%
Romania 16 36 63%
Russia 1 1 0%
Serbia 1 1 0%
Singapore 107 117 70%
Slovenia 6 8 50%
South Africa 14 9 0%
South Korea 7 15 14%
Spain 479 715 51%
Sweden 54 66 54%
Switzerland 32 36 13%
Taiwan 229 329 84%
Thailand 2 5 0%
Turkey 96 170 47%
Uganda 1 1 0%
United Kingdom 1,975 2,337 68%
United States 12000 21000 79%

[Table data, image courtesy: Facebook]

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