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Internet companies call for debate on UK govt data requests

Friday 18 October 2013 | 16:50 CET | News
The UK needs to have a full public debate about the scale of internet surveillance to give confidence that state powers are not being abused, the world's five biggest internet companies have told MPs. In a joint memo, Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Yahoo! and Twitter called for the UK government to allow greater transparency about requests for them to hand over data on their users, the Guardian reports. "We recommend that requests for user data made by the UK government are made as transparent as possible," they say. "Each of our companies already publishes a transparency report and, as public

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Categories: Internet
Companies: Facebook / Google / Microsoft / Twitter / Yahoo!
Countries: United Kingdom
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