According to ZDNet.com—a website that reports on the technology industry—Microsoft has seen a 25% increase in requests from US law enforcement for data on the company’s individual users and enterprise customers.
Between January and June 2018, Microsoft says it received 4,948 legal requests from US law enforcement, a significant increase from the 3,984 legal requests it received in the previous six months, ZDNet said.
The vast majority of requests inquired about “non-content” user data, which Microsoft says normally includes details such as an email address, name, state, country, ZIP code, IP address at the time of registration, IP connection history, Xbox gamertag, as well as credit card and / or other billing information.
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