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India’s Facebook data requests by Indian Govt rises

Facebook says there was a steep rise in data requests from India’s government in the first half of this year as compared to the previous two years.

The company said in a report released Friday that it received 16,580 data requests from the government in the January-June period as compared to 22,024 requests in all of 2017 and 13,613 in 2016. Facebook said it provided data to the government in 53 percent of the cases. (AP)

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