Thursday 14 December 2017

Facebook defends its data policy

Allison Bray

Allison Bray

FACEBOOK insists that it is doing everything possible not to divulge user information to government agencies despite granting up to 10,000 requests to US law enforcement agencies in just six-months last year.

Officials at the social media giant's European headquarters in Dublin said the company would only hand over personal user information to police and other agencies when compelled to by law and would "push back" on requests as much as possible.

It could not say how many such requests have been made by Irish authorities but was currently "collecting information on the number of law enforcement requests from around the world."

The requests for information were granted between July and December 31, 2012.

Irish Independent

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