A report published today by Facebook, said that a dozen countries have requested confidential information about several users of this social network, including Ecuador.
In the first half of 2013, 71 countries have asked about nearly 39,000 user accounts. United States requested private information from more than 20,000 Facebook users. The company provided 79% of Barack Obama’s requests.
Other countries included are India, UK, Italy, Germany and France, who demanded data of thousands of users from their countries. Brazil, Spain, Chile, Argentina and Mexico required information from hundreds of users, while countries with fewer applications were Latin Americans: Colombia (41), Peru (14), Costa Rica (6) Ecuador (3), El Salvador (2) and Panama (2).
The California company, managed by Mark Zuckerberg denied the requests from Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador and Panama. No reasons were given.