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OIJ Requested Data of Facebook Users

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Costa Rica was listed by the social network Facebook as one of the countries that requested information of users, according to a report issued by the social network.

According to the newspaper La Nacion, the Judicial Investigation Organization (OIJ) confirmed that they had requested data on 79 user accounts because several affected people had filed complaints with the agency.

For her part, president Laura Chinchilla denied requesting that the social network Facebook investigate our provide any information about its users in the country.

“The presidency denies any involvement or interference in such practices,” the executive declared in a brief statement.

According to Facebook, in the first half of the year the United States, Brazil, Spain and Chile are among the ten countries that demanded the most information from the company.

After the USA, India, UK, Italy, Germany and France followed. In the case of India, account data was requested on more than 4,100 users, and the French requested information on almost 1,600 people.

In seventh and eighth places were Brazil and Spain, who showed interest in 857 and 715 Facebook accounts respectively, while Chile was in tenth place with 340.

Argentina (218), Mexico (127), Colombia (41), Peru (14), Costa Rica (6) Ecuador (3), El Salvador (2) and Panama (2) are the other Latin American countries cited by the company Marck Zuckerberg.

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