Believe it or not, Facebook Inc. can relinquish your user data to the government at its request, at least according to Facebook’s latest Transparency Report. In a graphic compiled by Bloomberg Law, the United States ranks the highest in frequency with which Facebook Inc. requests data from users.
The United Kingdom, Italy, and France follow suit as major developed countries to request analysis of their social media using citizens. Apparently, most of the data requests involve criminal cases.
This information is readily available in Facebook’s semi-annual report, so hopefully the government will never feel inclined to breach user data for its sole benefit.