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Does the company inform users about Law Enforcement Requests?
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California (United States)
Metric Type
Researched
Value Type
Options
Yes
No
steps in the right direction
Research Policy
Community Assessed

This metric requires a company to make a public promise to let users know when the government comes knocking, unless giving notice is prohibited by law or a court order. This commitment is important because it gives users a chance to defend themselves against government requests. In most situations, a user is in a better position than a company to challenge a government request for personal information, and of course, she has more incentive to do so.