The Electronic Frontier Foundation issued a report on 18 web and technology companies that routinely handle data.┬á The study looked at the following six security policy and practice areas related to how the company responds to requests for user information.
- Does the company require a warrant before releasing information?
- Does the company inform users of requests for data?
- Are statistics published on how often data is provided to requesting agencies?
- Does the company have a policy outlining how they respond to information requests?
- Does the company stand firm when information requests are too broad in scope?
- Does the company support revisions to electronic privacy laws?
Some of the results of the study are surprising.┬á Dropbox, Linkedin, Sonic.net and Twitter were some who ranked the highest.┬á Others such as Amazon, Yahoo, and Apple ranked towards the bottom and Verizon and Myspace were the lowest.