Working to increase #transparency: Our latest report
A lot has happened in the data privacy space since the release of our last #transparency report back in January. As we’ve noted, we believe the open exchange of information can have a positive global impact.
To that end, it is vital for us to be transparent about requests we receive from governments (including, and especially, our own government here in the U.S.) and other rights holders. We’ve just published our new #transparency report covering the last six months, which you can read in full here.
An important conversation has begun about the extent to which companies should be allowed to publish information regarding national security requests. We have joined forces with industry peers and civil liberty groups to insist that the United States government allow for increased transparency into these secret orders. We believe it’s important to be able to publish numbers of national security requests – including FISA disclosures – separately from non-secret requests. Unfortunately, we are still not able to include such metrics.