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The V&E Report
Insights in Government Enforcement and Investigations

Governments Are Feeding on Facebook Data: Report Shows Recent Rise in Official Requests for User Information

For the period between January and June 2019, Facebook received 128,617 requests for user data from various government entities—16% above the 110,634 requests in the period between July and December 2018.1 This uptick was described in Facebook’s latest transparency report (the “Report”), which provides information about government data requests.2

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  • 06
  • February
  • 2019

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#Youvebeenserved: Instagram Influencers Subpoenaed in Fyre Festival Bankruptcy

Last week, the trustee for Fyre Festival LLC’s bankruptcy estate received court authorization to serve subpoenas on 24 individuals and companies connected to the failed music festival, including agencies representing the social media influencers who were instrumental in promoting the event. Payments that these influencers received connected to the festival are now subject to scrutiny as the bankruptcy trustee pieces together the defunct company’s finances.

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