Government Requests for Facebook User Data Rose 7% in the Second Half of 2018

The U.S. had the most, although it was down 3% from the first six months of the year

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Facebook received 110,634 government requests for user data in the second half of 2018, up 7% from 103,815 in the first half of 2018, according to its latest Transparency Report, which was released Thursday. David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.