Jun 18 2013, 5:03am CDT | by Sumayah Aamir
Following Microsoft, Facebook and Google, Yahoo has also disclosed the number of user data requests it get US government. In an exclamation statement
to public, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has unveiled that the company actually got 12,000 to 13,000 surveillance requests by U.S. enforcement agencies in between December 1, 2012 and May 31, 2013.
This is the total number is requests that includes all types like criminal, FISA and other requests. Yahoo CEO said that "Democracy demands accountability". She also stated that Yahoo has to follow the law and can not disclose number of requests given by Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, like all other internet giants. She said that FISA number is classified but also recommended that government has to look deeply into matter in accordance with privacy concerns of the citizens. But most of the requests are related to fraud issues, kidnappings, homicides and police investigations against criminals.
Yahoo CEO also announced that the company is going to issue its own transparency report for the first time in accordance to global law enforcement. This report will be released during late summers.
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