When you use the Internet, you entrust your online conversations, thoughts, experiences, locations, photos, and more to companies like Google, AT&T and Facebook. But what happens when the government demands that these companies to hand over your private information? Will the company stand with you? Will it tell you that the government is looking for your data so that you can take steps to protect yourself?
This is a very important repor from Electronic Frontier Foundation examined the policies of 18 major Internet companies— including email providers, ISPs, cloud storage providers, and social networking sites —to assess whether they publicly commit to standing with users when the government seeks access to user data.