Facebook Fighting U.S. Government Data Requests In Court

In Facebook newsroom webpage Deputy General Counsel “Chris Sonderby” wrote that Facebook is fighting a US court order in which it was forced to hand over personal data belonging to 381 people.

Facebook supplied photographs, private messages and other information to a New York court last year but last Friday process made public by judge.

U.S. Government have obtained gag order to preventing Facebook to telling the users that it had been forced to hand over their data.

Government Requests to Restrict Access to Content

Facebook legal adviser ;

Our goal is to protect people’s information on Facebook, so when a government requests data, it’s a big deal to us. We have strict policies in place for law enforcement requests and have published these procedures publicly for anyone to review.