Facebook data requests from world governments climb by 24pc

Silicon Republic | November 5, 2014

Social network Facebook’s second report charting data requests from world governments has shown that across the board, requests have increased by 24pc, with requests from Ireland also having increased.

The report also revealed governments are becoming stricter when it comes to blocking content to Facebook users, having shown these instances increasing by 19pc on 2013.

Publishing its findings online, Facebook has once again shown the US remains the biggest contributor of government data requests, with an increase in the thousands.

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