Video: Here are All the Countries That Ask Facebook for User Data

Gil C/

Featured eBooks

Digital First
Cloud Smarter
Cybersecurity & the Road Ahead

Which countries want to know what your status update?

Hey, privacy advocates: Here's something new to worry about. Facebook has released the "Global Government Requests" report. The social media giant received almost 50,000 requests for user data in the last half of 2015 from countries around the world.

Who makes the most requests? The United States. That's followed closely by India.

Governments are requesting data from IP address to the actual posts on your Facebook wall. States can also ask Facebook to block certain posts if they violate local laws.

Another important thing to note, 60 percent of these requests came with nondisclosure agreements.

To learn more, check out the video below from CNET