Belgian investigative services were more data requests at Microsoft




Dutch investigative services have in recent years made less data requests from Microsoft. In total, the services requested 734 times the data of Dutch on. In Belgium, the number of requests increases.

Dutch services were fewer requests than a year earlier, as revealed Friday in the transparency report from Microsoft. When served the intelligence 734 times a request for the services of the company, including Skype.

Applications of last year related to the accounts of 948 Dutch. That is a significant drop compared to a year earlier, when it came to 2265 accounts. It is not known why there is absolutely less accounts were consulted.

In addition, the Belgian inform Services presented last year 914 requests to 878 requests a year earlier. Consequently, there is in this country has been a slight increase. The requests were about 1,700 accounts. A year earlier the number was still some 1,300 accounts.

Microsoft handed all the Dutch and Belgian data requests last year at roughly eighty percent of the registration and transaction data. In other cases, the data were not found, and several times Microsoft refused the requests.

Incidentally, Microsoft seems in the past year have had less pressure to the data requests. The technology giant received 65,000 requests within, against 72,000 requests a year earlier. Most requests came from French, German, Turkish, British and American authorities.


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