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India's requests to Meta for user data up slightly at 55,497 in H1 of 2022

Requests from governments across the globe for user data were up 10.5% to 237,414

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Meta also restricted access to 71 items due to other court orders, to 13 items for IP infringement, and to two items in response to private reports of defamation

Shivani Shinde Mumbai
Meta has received a total of 55,497 requests by the government of India on user data during the first half of Calendar 2022. These numbers are up from around 50,382 requests the social media company received in the July-December 2021 period.

According to Meta, during the first six months of 2022, requests from governments across the globe for user data were up 10.5 per cent from 214,777 to 237,414. The US continues to submit the largest number of requests, followed by India, Germany, Brazil, France and the UK.

Meta added that it restricted access in India to 23 items reported

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First Published: Nov 23 2022 | 4:36 PM IST

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