Facebook received over 22k data requests from Indian govt in 2017

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By: PTI | New Delhi |
Published: May 18, 2018 3:57:25 pm


Facebook received more than 22,000 requests from the Indian government for data in 2017, the second highest globally after the US. (File Photo)

Facebook received more than 22,000 requests from the Indian government for data in 2017, the second highest globally after the US, the social networking giant said. The company in its Transparency Report said it had received 9,853 total requests in January-June 2017, followed by 12,171 requests in the later half of the year. This is about 62 per cent higher than 2016 when the Indian government made 13,613 such requests.

According to the half-yearly report, Facebook – which is the second largest userbase for the social networking giant – received 12,171 requests from Indian government agencies for 17,262 users/accounts in the second half of 2017. It…

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