Government Data Requests to Facebook

Facebook Government Data Requests

The United States government made the over 15,000  data requests to Facebook in the first half of 2014 and Facebook provided data for 80% of these requests.  The US made the most data requests and the fulfillment rate was well above the worldwide average of 61%.  India, Germany France and the UK made over 2,000 requests each.  The UK fulfillment rate was 72%, approaching the US rate.  The data were published in Facebook’s Government Requests Report for the first half of 2014.  The data are summarized in the Bar Mekko chart below:

Government Data Requests to Facebook

The widths of the bars correspond to the number of requests and the heights the fulfillment percentage.  I added an average line to highlight above and below average countries and I included the number of requests in a data row at the bottom of the chart.  Here is the chart in SlideShare to download and edit: