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Facebook has for the first time published data on how often governments around the world request data on its users, and according to the social network,

The government of Barbados has made three quests on three individual users in the last six months.

Facebook does not specify the nature or type request but said it set "a very high legal bar with each individual request in order to receive any information about any of our users".

There has been no official comment from Bridgetown but Facebook has outlined the conditions under which requests are accepted from governments. 

A statement released by the social networking site notes that  it has made clear in recent weeks, that it has stringent processes in place to handle all government data requests. The statement adds, that the company believes this process protects the data of the people who use the service, and requires governments to meet a very high legal bar with each individual request in order to receive any information about any of its users.

Facebook says it hopes the report published at https://www.facebook.com/safety/groups/law/guidelines/ will be “useful to its users in the ongoing debate about the proper standards for government requests for user information in official investigations.
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