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Government requests for Facebook user data increased 23 percent globally in January-June 2020, with India occupying the second spot after the US in terms of such requests being made.

According to Facebook’s latest transparency report, total 35,560 requests were made by India in the period for 57,294 users/accounts.

Some data was produced in 50 percent cases, it added.

In the first six months of 2020, government requests for user data increased by 23 percent to 1,73,592 globally, from 1,40,875 in the second half of 2019.

The highest number of requests in January-June 2020 came from the US with 61,528 requests for 106,114 users/accounts, and some data was produced in 88 percent of the cases, the report said.

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