29 April 2017, Sat, 10:14

Bangladesh govt makes 49 requests to Facebook in Jul-Dec 2016

Bangladesh government has made a total of 49 requests to Facebook seeking information on 57 users or accounts in the last six months of 2016.
According to a report of Facebook authority released yesterday, the government has made the requests to the popular social networking platform between July and December last year.
In its reply, the Facebook authority has given 24.49 percent information to the government, the report said.
Among the 49 requests from Bangladesh, 24 were on legal process request while 25 are emergency types of request, according to the “Government Requests Report” of Facebook.
“We respond to valid requests relating to criminal cases. Each and every request we receive is checked for legal sufficiency and we reject or require greater specificity on requests that are overly broad or vague,” the report said.
The report further said, "As part of our ongoing effort to share more information about the requests we have received from governments around the world, Facebook regularly produces a Government Requests Report.”
“We publish this information about requests related to our various products and services (including Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram) because we want people to understand the nature and extent of these requests and the strict policies and processes we have in place to handle them,” it added.