We’re participating in a Day of Action to shine a light on the importance of net neutrality. To learn more about this initiative and our support of a free and open internet, visit News at Dropbox.
Twice each year, we publish a Transparency Report describing the number of government data requests we received and how we responded to them. Today, we’re updating and expanding our report. The update details the government data requests we received in the first half of 2015. We’re expanding the report to cover government requests to block content.
At Dropbox, we want to be as transparent as possible about government requests for user information. We publish a Transparency Report twice a year to share the number of requests we’ve received, and we’ve laid out principles that guide how we handle these requests. Since today is international Data Privacy Day, it’s a perfect time to provide you with an update.
Over the past year, revelations about government surveillance have shown that we need more transparency into when and how government agencies get access to people’s information online. That’s why we regularly publish a Transparency Report detailing how many government data requests we receive. For the past two years, we published our report annually, but starting today we’ll release it every six months so people have up-to-date information and can watch more closely for trends.
Today we’re speaking out in favor of the open Internet, as part of an online community Day of Action to demand strong rules that protect net neutrality. Net neutrality is the principle that all web traffic should be treated equally. Internet service providers should not be able to play favorites or discriminate against the data we access on websites or apps. Here’s how you can get involved.
We’re excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with Google, Asana, Canon, Newegg, and SAP to create the LOT network. LOT stands for License on Transfer, and is a group of companies working together to help stop patent trolls.