Facebook Reveals Data on Crime-Related Information Requests of Canadian Users

The world's largest social network this week revealed its latest report showing crime-related information requests received from various governments around the world.

According to the report, Facebook's second of this kind, 174 requests were made for 217 user accounts with a 50% success rate from July to December 2013. From January to June 2013, 192 requests were made for 219 user accounts with a 44% success rate.

"We respond to valid requests relating to criminal cases," Facebook says. "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."

Facebook has more than one billion active users, including more than 18 million users in Canada.

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