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Microsoft shows 2013 law enforcement data requests – 37K requests received in first 6 months


Microsoft has just released the report of the requests received by the international law enforcement, which shows that it has received total of 37,196 requests till June-end 2013 and the 73% of the requests were came from the top 5 countries – US, UK, France, Turkey and Germany.

Microsoft received 37000 data requests from law enforcement in first 6 months of 2013, globally.
Microsoft received 37000 data requests from law enforcement in first 6 months of 2013, globally.

As Yahoo showed it last month, Microsoft also disclosed the detailed report with numbers and breakdowns. The company has received 75,000 requests total in 2012. However, it hasn’t revealed the information about national security requests from Federal government under Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and actually it’s illegal to show the report of these types.

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Company said that total of 66,500 MS accounts and provided “non-content data” to the 77 percent of the requests. Non-content data may not include people’s names, billing addresses and IP connection data. Total of 800 users’ actual customer content disclosed to the law enforcement, most of them revealed for U.S. agencies. Read the complete report and download it from Microsoft Corporate Citizenship website.


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