IT Live: Facebook provides users’ information to the Bangladesh authorities for the second time upon its request about 10 users’ accounts in between January and June this year. Photo grabbed from Facebook site
The Facebook authorities gave the information of nine users to the Bangladesh government after it made 10 requests between January and June this year, according to Government Requests Report released by the site yesterday.
“We respond to valid requests relating to criminal cases. Each and every request we receive is checked for legal sufficiency and we reject or require greater specificity on requests that are overly broad or vague,” the report stated.
Facebook restricted access to two websites for violating local law, according to the social network’s latest Global Government Requests Report. Facebook Inc said that government requests for user account data rose 27 percent in the first half of 2016 compared to the second half of last year, with US law enforcement agencies topping the list.
Government requests for account data globally rose to 59,229 from 46,710 and more than half contained a non-disclosure order that prohibited the social networking website from notifying users. Requests for content restriction, the number of items restricted for violating local laws, decreased by 83 percent from the second half of 2015, Facebook said in a blog post.
Dhaka, 23 Dec. (campuslive24.com) // IH