Which Countries Are Banning Phone Surveillance Statistics?

Vodafone lifts the lid on mobile monitoring in 27 countries

Earlier this year, the international mobile phone carrier Vodafone Group released figures showing how often it had intercepted a call or supplied call metadata at the request of a government. The most interesting aspect was not the raw numbers of requests (which can yield very misleading figures due to differences in market share and what a request covers in various jurisdictions), but how willing governments were to allow Vodafone to disclose the information.

This article originally appeared in print as “Vodafone Reveals Phone Monitoring Numbers.”

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