Governments on Facebook Neck for user data

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. PHOTO:COURTESY

By Abel Muhatia

Facebook Global government reports have recorded an increase in government’s request for account data in the second half of 2014.

The report showed an increase of 105 requests, which is a difference of the current 35051 with the past 34946 requests.

Countries such as India, United States and Germany are among the top cream in the data request. Facebook confirmed that it has restricted 9707 pieces of content for violating local laws, which is 11 percent more than in the first half report.

Head of global policy management at Facebook Monika Bickert said in a blog post that they wont relent in scrutinizing each government request.

“We also continue to push governments around the world to reform their surveillance practices in a way that maintains safety and security of their people” added Bickert

Yesterday, Facebook updated its community standards to tell users what types of posts are not allowed on the service, providing guidance on the policies related to criminal activity among other issues.

 Part of these details was first published at Reuters. Copyright 2015

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