Facebook Says Gov't Demands For User Data At All-Time High

By Allison Grande (November 14, 2019, 9:45 PM EST) -- Facebook said Wednesday that it received more requests from governments around the world for access to user data in the first half of 2019 than ever before, and insisted that it continues to push back on overbroad demands and doesn't provide officials with "back doors" to encrypted data. 

In its latest transparency report, Facebook said that it has fielded 128,617 government demands for user data in the first six months of this year, a 16% increase from the 110,634 requests it said it received in the second half of last year and the highest number it has recorded since it first...

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