28 Aug '13, 11am

Singapore gov’t made data requests for 117 Facebook user accounts from Jan-June 2013

Singapore made data requests for 117 Singapore-based Facebook accounts from the start of this year until June, according to a report released by the social networking site. In a report published on its website on Wednesday entitled, “Global Government Requests Report”, on Wednesday, it said Singapore was among 73 other countries who made similar requests for more data about user accounts. In total, the social networking giant said it had received more than 25,000 requests from governments around the world for the first six months of the year. US had requested for data on the most number of users (about 21,000), followed by Italy (2,306) and the UK (2,337), the report said. It said authorities from such countries mainly asked for information to be used in investigations. In Singapore’s case, it released some user data to 70 per cent of the requests made. "We scrutinise each...

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