The Kenyan government has made 5 requests for user data between January and June 2019. According to Facebook, governments request for data for one reason or the other, as long as it is in accordance with the law and their terms of service.
It is unclear why the government wanted the data and which accounts were affected, but according to the data below, there was 1 legal requests, 4 emergency requests and a total of 5 requests which account for 20% of the requests where some data was produced.
The report has also shown that the number of government demands for user data increased since it published its first transparency report in 2013. This year, the US leads in data demands at 82,461 requests, with a total 50,741 users/accounts requests granted.
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