Facebook has recorded large enhance in the overall variety of Indian authorities requests for knowledge over the previous one yr – an increase of almost 62 p.c in 2017 in comparison with the worldwide common of 30 p.c.
In its transparency report launched on Tuesday, Facebook stated that it acquired a complete of 22,024 requests from India in 2017 in comparison with 13,613 in 2016 – an increase of 61.7 p.c.
Facebook supplied knowledge for about half of the requests.
The complete variety of authorities requests for knowledge the social community acquired from around the globe in 2017 was 161,231 as in comparison with 123,508 – a rise of 30.5 p.c.
Government requests for account knowledge elevated globally by round 4 p.c in comparison with the primary half of 2017, growing from 78,890 to 82,341 requests.
In the US, authorities requests remained roughly even at 32,742 in the second half of 2017, Facebook stated in its report.
Facebook stated it responds to authorities requests for knowledge in accordance with relevant regulation and is phrases of service.
The social networking main additionally accepts authorities requests to protect account data pending receipt of formal authorized course of.
“When we receive a preservation request, we will preserve a temporary snapshot of the relevant account information but will not disclose any of the preserved records unless and until we receive formal and valid legal process,” Facebook stated.
The Facebook report additionally confirmed a rise in the variety of posts recognized as containing graphic violence in the primary of quarter of 2018.
“Of every 10,000 content views, an estimate of 22 to 27 contained graphic violence, compared to an estimate of 16 to 19 last quarter,” Xinhua quoted the report as saying.
It stated the expansion was a potential end result of a better quantity of graphic violence content material shared on Facebook in the primary three months of this yr.
Adapted From: Gadgets360