Pakistan

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 Process9981,42867.74%
Emergency4325.00%
Total1,0021,43167.56%

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
442677

Content Restrictions

Based on legal requests from the Pakistan Telecom Authority and Federal Investigation Agency, we restricted access to items that were alleged to violate local laws prohibiting blasphemy and condemnation of the country's independence.

Number of pieces of content restricted
6

Internet Disruptions

We are aware of a disruption affecting access to Facebook products and services in Pakistan that took place during November 2016. This disruption was restricted to specific regions and coincided with the observance of Chehlum.

Number of internet disruptions
1

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