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U.S. leads the way in requests for Facebook user data


The U.S. leads the world—by far—in requests for Facebook user data, the social network reported in its first Government Requests Report, which covers the first six months of 2013. ReadWriteWeb reports that in the U.S., Facebook fielded between 11,000 and 12,000 requests for data on 20,000 to 21,000 users—almost as many requests as it received in the rest of the world combined (14,607 total non-U.S. requests). Facebook complied with 79% of the data requests it received in the U.S.

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