Facebook Rejected 20% Of ‘Emergency Requests’ From UK Police About Its Users

Facebook was accused of not cooperating with the security services and British police after the figures showed that it has turned down one in every five emergency requests about facebook users.
Numbers from social media giant shows that in the second half of last year, they have received nearly 1,000 police requests, in those, there were grounds to believe that this matter involved an “imminent risk of a serious physical injury”.

The Telegraph has reported that they provided information in only 80% of the total cases, although this is more than the previous six months, in which they rejected 79% of the 731 emergency requests they had received.
Facebook has got itself in trouble in March after its WhatsApp did not co-operate completely with the police after the Adrian Ajao sent a message using their service before his terrorist attack in the Westminster.
The Home secretary Amber Rudd has thrown her weight behind a report by home affairs select committee calling on the social media companies to pay for policing of the digital crimes and face the fines if they did not censor the illegal posts.
To the Telegraph, Tim Loughton, the Conservative member of this committee, told that this social media company should support and not “obstruct” or “conceal” if it got a request from the police.
“It is bad enough that the Facebook has been profiting from the advertising revenues when hosting any abusive and terrorist promoting postings.
“But they really cannot hide behind the freedom of speech exemptions when dealing with clear and serious threats to security and citizens’ lives in rebuffing the police and intelligence services,” he said.
The paper reported that the Facebook would often ask for more information from police before handing over details about the account holders.
A Facebook spokesman said that: “We have clear processes in place for the law enforcement to request data from us, including in emergencies.
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