Microsoft has unveiled a new data resource on the web that provides estimated numbers for the requests made by local and national entities for
The Microsoft Transparency Hub breaks down numbers for Law Enforcement Requests, US National Security Orders, and Content Removal. Traversing the site, you can locate information such as orders seeking disclosure of content and accounts impacted.
And, there’s more. In addition to the main three categories, Microsoft also provides the following reports:
As you can see, there’s plenty of reading here, if this type of information interests you. This is something I’d save to read on a plane ride – or maybe not at all – but it is good that Microsoft is attempting to bring transparency to the massive number and types of requests being made by the government.