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When do Google, Apple, Samsung and Amazon recognize that they can share your data with the authorities

As time goes by we realize how much many social networks and internet services know about us thanks to the information we have been providing for 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 stays 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 what cases they can do it.

Under these circumstances they can share your data


The social network created by Mark Zuckerberg, despite its scandals in relation to privacy, has a fairly rigid policy regarding sharing data with the authorities, which will only be done by court order, after a criminal investigation to disclose the basic records – name , duration of service, card information or email address and address -.

On the other hand, a court order by a judge is required to disseminate messages, photos, videos, publications and information about the location.


The social network of photography, on the other hand, 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 demonstration 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.


As for the two previous cases, a subpoena issued in connection with a criminal investigation is required to disclose the basic records, while with a search warrant for a probable cause, account content can be accessed, which may include information on 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 arranged for it.


Google requires a legal process to reveal user information, but the administration can issue a subpoena to force the disclosure of content related to certain types of emails and other services, while based on a court order, they can access the IP or to mail matters.

While, with a search warrant, the field is even larger, and may force information such as Gmail messages, YouTube documents and videos and photographs.


Amazon distinguishes between two types of information, on the one hand the “no content” that refers to subscriber information such as name, address and billing information, and content information, which is the data stored in the account of the user.

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

Also published on Medium.

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