Microsoft received a total of 418 requests for disclosure of 594 users & accounts from the Indian government for the calendar year 2012, it has revealed as a part of its Law Enforcement Requests report. Although Microsoft complied with none of the requests resulting in disclosure of exact content, it complied with as many as 370 or 88.5% requests resulting in disclosure of subscriber/transactional (non-content) data. The company mentioned that the content disclosed could include the subject or body of an email, photos stored in SkyDrive, address book information and calendars, while non-content information could include the user’s name, billing address and IP history among others. This is the first time that Microsoft has revealed the number of requests it receives from each government or law enforcement agency. The company also revealed that 44 requests or 10.5% of requests resulted in disclosure of no customer data, that is, no data was found and around 4 requests or 1% of requests resulted in disclosure of no customer data or request rejected for not meeting legal requirements. The report states that some customer data was disclosed in revealing disclosure of content/non-content data requests. Skype As for Skype, Microsoft received a total of 53 requests for disclosure of 101 accounts/identifiers from the Indian government for the year 2012. Microsoft did not comply with any of the requests. Between July 2012 to December 2012, there were requests for 47 accounts specified in requests where compliance team found no data. Skype compliance team provided general guidance to the Indian law enforcement agency 10 times between…
- India’s Finance Ministry notifies new angel tax rules for valuing investments in startups September 27, 2023
- Delhi High Court upholds stay on government circulars mandating Aadhaar for school admission September 27, 2023
- Manipur Government Suspends Internet Yet Again After Details Of Continued Violence Surface Online September 27, 2023
- Paytm loan value increases 137 percent year-on-year, say August performance results September 27, 2023
- US government sues Amazon for illegally maintaining monpoly in online shopping September 27, 2023
MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.
Factors like Indus not charging developers any commission for in-app payments and antitrust orders issued by India's competition regulator against Google could contribute to...
Is open-sourcing of AI, and the use cases that come with it, a good starting point to discuss the responsibility and liability of AI?...
RBI Deputy Governor Rabi Shankar called for self-regulation in the fintech sector, but here's why we disagree with his stance.
Straw man fallacy: IT Ministers’ defence of government exemptions in data protection law misses the point
Both the IT Minister and the IT Minister of State have chosen to avoid the actual concerns raised, and have instead defended against lesser...
The Central Board of Film Certification found power outside the Cinematograph Act and came to be known as the Censor Board. Are OTT self-regulating...
Please subscribe to MediaNama. Don't share prints and PDFs.
You May Also Like
Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...
135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...
Twitter takes down tweets from MP, MLA, editor criticising handling of pandemic upon government request
By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...