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Microsoft is the latest company striving to be more transparent in detailing how much user data it provides to law enforcement. Today it released the 2012 Law Enforcement Request, marking the first time Microsoft has ever revealed such statistics in an easily accessible document. “All of our major online services are covered in this report,” writes Brad Smith, the company’s VP of legal and corporate affairs. “In recent months, there has been broadening public interest in how often law enforcement agencies request customer data from technology companies and how our industry responds to these requests.” Smith openly credits Google and Twitter for leading the trend, saying Microsoft has “benefitted from the opportunity to learn from them.”

Read the 2012 Law Enforcement Requests Report here.

Source: Chris Welch for The Verge

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