emergence of an Arab report transparency of Facebook to access requests for data users





Company “Facebook” on the report of the first transparent, revealing the size of Government requests for information users in the world’s largest network.

The report includes the requests made by Governments to manage Facebook to get information about users of the social network in the first half of the year and by the beginning of 2013, until last June.

And occupied the United States ranked first as the most advanced Government requests for information users of Facebook, which has about 12,000 requests for information about 21,000 users, social networking site responded to approximately 79% of those revealing some information users want.

India came in second place in the number of requests totalled 3,245 request for information 4144 user responded “Facebook” for about 50% of these requests, the United Kingdom came in third place with around 1975, Germany ranked fourth by about 1886, and Italy in fifth place at about 1705, France ranked sixth in about 1547 governmental request.

Included the States covered by the report of the two Arab capitals are transparent Egypt and Qatar, Egypt has made eight requests for information about the user submitted 11 Qatar with three requests for information about three users, did not respond to the “Facebook” to any of these requests.

“Colin stretch” the General Counsel of the company Facebook, commenting on the report, “confidence and transparency our fundamental values, we strive to embody these values in all of our services, so we have to disclose Government requests and our response to it.”

“Stretch” the Facebook deal strictly in accordance with specific regulations with Government requests for information about its users, with the aim of protecting users ‘ data services company.

The criticism of Facebook for not disclosing the size of Government requests for data users especially after leaked documents revealed the “Edward Snowden” the NSA to spy on the Internet “Prism that engages companies including Facebook.

The company said it plans to reveal more transparency reports in the future, the company plans to provide a half-yearly for users to monitor how increasing or decreasing Government requests for user information.
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