Thursday, October 3, 2013

Microsoft Releases Aggregate of Law Enforcement Requests

Microsoft has released their latest Law Enforcement Requests Report. It gives an aggregate of how many user's and accounts have been released to law enforcement agencies in the last six months. This is the second report Microsoft has released with their first being in March

The total number of customer data requests was 37,196 totaling some 66,539 accounts across all Microsoft services, including Skype. This number reflects requests made officially for the first half of 2013, but does not include requests pertaining to national security. There are many requests from dozens of countries, but the main concentration of requests comes from five countries. The US, Turkey, Germany, France and the United Kingdom. These five countries make up 73% of the requests made. 

You can read more about the report and see future reports on Microsoft's site.