The government of Bangladesh made 241 requests for data to Facebook in the first half of 2020, a record high, revealed the social media platform in their global transparency report.
The number of requests is 2.5 times more compared to the same period of 2019. In the first half of 2019, the government made only 95 requests.
The report also shows that the government asked for information about 371 accounts/ users in the first half of the year. At the same time in 2019, the government asked information about 123 accounts.
Facebook received two categories of request from the government- request via legal process and emergency request.
Around 58.9 percent requests were made through legal process in the first half of this year. Last year, during the same period, 15.8 percent requests were made this way.
Facebook accepted 44 percent of the government's requests.