Facebook user data – additional information
Federal agencies and governments have the right to request user data from Facebook. This issue was highlighted in late 2014, when Facebook came under attack from the British press for not releasing relevant information on the men responsible for the supposed pre planned murder on the British soldier Lee Rigby. In the first half of 2018, the number of user data requests issued to Facebook from the United States amounted to 42,466. This figure was higher than any other country. In comparison, officials in Germany only made 6,661 user data requests.