India

July 2016 - December 2016

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Requests for Data

We respond to valid requests relating to criminal cases. Each and every request we receive is checked for legal sufficiency and we reject or require greater specificity on requests that are overly broad or vague.

Request TypeTotal RequestsUsers / Accounts RequestedPercentage of Requests Where Some Data Produced
Legal Process7,2109,80351.84%
Emergency7912960.76%
Total7,2899,93251.94%

Preservation Requests

We will take steps to preserve account records in connection with official criminal investigations for 90 days pending our receipt of formal legal process.

Preservation RequestsUsers / Accounts Requested
9171,463

Content Restrictions

We restricted access to content in India in response to legal requests from law enforcement agencies from various states and the India Computer Emergency Response Team within the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. The majority of content restricted was alleged to violate local laws against anti-religious speech, hate speech, and disrespect of national symbols.

Number of pieces of content restricted
719

Internet Disruptions

We are aware of disruptions affecting access to Facebook products and services in India that took place during July, August, September, October, and December 2016. These disruptions were contained to specific regions.

Number of internet disruptions
16

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