Facebook releases data on requests made by governments worldwide

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Facebook has released a report about the government data requests it received in the second half of 2015. The social media company saw an overall increase globally in requests for user data and content restrictions 'pursuant to local law'.

“We recognise there are serious threats to public safety and that law enforcement has an important responsibility to keep people safe,” reads Facebook's statement. “Our legal and safety teams work hard to respond to legitimate law enforcement requests while fulfilling our responsibility to protect people’s privacy and security.”


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