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On what occasions Google, Apple, Samsung and Amazon recognize that they can share your data with the authorities

Last updated on 08/10/2019 at 18:01

As time goes by we are realizing how much they know many social networks and services on the internet about us thanks to the information we have been providing you over the years.

Something that becomes scandalous if you are a person jealous of your privacy.

But, despite the fact that this type of personal data normally remains between the platform and you, there are times when they can share your data with the authorities, and today we are going to show you, specifically, in which cases they can do it.

Under these circumstances they can share your data

Facebook,

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The social network created by Mark Zuckerberg, despite its privacy scandals, has a fairly rigid policy regarding sharing data with the authorities, which will only do by court order, after a criminal investigation to release basic records – name, length of service, card information or mailing address and home address.

On the other hand, a court order from a judge is required to disclose messages, photos, videos, posts and information about the location.

Instagram

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The photography social network, for its part, requires a valid citation issued in connection with a criminal investigation to disclose the aforementioned basic records, including the IP address.

However, it requires a showing of probable cause and a court order to share content stored in any account, such as messages, photos, comments and information about the location of users.

WhatsApp

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As for the previous two cases, a subpoena issued in connection with a criminal investigation is required to release the basic records, while with a search warrant for probable cause, account content can be accessed, It can include information about profile photos, groups, or contacts.

To access the messages, the only way is to demonstrate imminent damage or risk of death or physical injury, by submitting a request through a special system that the company has available for this.

Google

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Google requires a legal process to disclose user information, but the administration can issue a subpoena to compel content related to certain types of emails and other services, while on the basis of a court order, they can access the IP or the mail subjects.

While, with a search warrant, the field is even greater, and they can force the disclosure of information such as Gmail messages, documents and YouTube videos and photographs.

Amazon

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Amazon distinguishes between two types of information, on the one hand the “without content” that refers to subscriber information such as name, address and billing information, and content information, that is the data stored in the user’s account.

Well, it will only reveal these in response to a request from the administration when a threat to public safety or risk of harm to any person is alleged.