Government: 11 Facebook requests
Over the past six months The Dutch government has requested data from Facebook 11 times from a total of 15 users. A transparency report from this social networking site reveals this information.Compared to other countries, the number of Dutch requests is minimal. Belgium submitted 150 data requests and Great Britain a total of 2,000.
Facebook honored four out of the eleven requests from the Dutch government, surrendering user data (36%). The Belgians saw 70% of their requests honored and 68% of the British requests were also approved. For some countries, such as Bangladesh and Malaysia, all the requests were denied.
Facebook refuses many requests, for instance in cases of legal defects or if the request involves the release of too much information. When obligated to comply with a specific request, they often share only general user data, such as a name, says Facebook.
The social-networking site hopes to provide more openness in the future, for example when it receives requests for information from law enforcement .