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Saturday, 30 September 2017

For What? Facebook, Google, Others Confirm Nigeria’s Leaders Requests for Users Account Information - Report

According to a new released last month by the Collaboration on International ICT
Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA), the FG is spying on Nigerians through the social media and email accounts. .
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The organisation analysed transparency reports released by telecommunications and social media companies. The reports by these companies including Facebook, Google, Yahoo, Twitter and others showed that there has been a surge in African governments’ requests for user information. .
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According to the report, African governments’ requests are for subscribers’ data, content preservation, and content removal. Facebook listed Nigeria, South Africa, Egypt and Sudan as the African countries that made the highest requests. .
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The social media giant said that the government of Nigeria had specified the highest number of user information on its user information requests with 113 accounts. South Africa made 32 requests for user accounts, Egypt (31) and Sudan (24). .
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Facebook said that Nigeria also made requests for content in six user accounts to be preserved. It said that Nigeria made requests for 96 users’ information during the second half of 2015. .
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The report stated: “It is worth noting that the number of requests to Facebook by African governments is small when compared to the U.S which made nearly 50,000 user information requests relating to over 80,000 user accounts and 69,437 preservation requests in 2016."
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The report stated: “Since 2013, Google has received user information requests from 10 African countries – Algeria, Ivory Coast, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, The Seychelles and South Africa.
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Nigeria is the only government in Africa to have made a user information request to Google and it was fully complied with. The emergency disclosure request was made by the Nigerian authorities in the second half of 2016 and it related to 5 user accounts."
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Twitter, in its transparency declaration, stated that Nigeria made three emergency requests, of which two were complied with. Via: ThisDay

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