Vodaphone issues report on requests for data by many countries

A WaPo Saturday article, based on a detailed report by the company Vodaphone, details how many other countries do exactly what the US government does with digital data, including the content of phone calls: scoop up everything they want:

…In the Czech Republic, for example, the government compelled Vodafone to turn over the content of conversations 7,677 times during the 12-month reporting period, from April 2013 to March 2014. Hungary collected metadata 75,938 times. Italy, with its government investigations into organized crime, led the Vodafone list with 605,601 demands for metadata…

Verizon listed 320,000 requests in the United States in 2013 and several thousand collectively in 11 other nations. AT&T listed more than 300,000 requests…

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