Kaspersky releases its first Transparency Report
Kaspersky has released its first transparency report concerning requests received from government and law enforcement agencies, and users for data and technical expertise in 2020 and H1 2021.
Kaspersky has publicly shared its approach in responding to requests from global government and law enforcement agencies for two categories: user data and technical expertise. It also disclosed information about the number of such requests by country for 2020 and the first six months (H1) of 2021.
From their press release:
- In 2020, Kaspersky received 160 requests from governments and LEAs from 15 countries. 132 of those were for Non-Personal Technical Information & Expertise. All requests for user data (28) were processed and rejected due to an absence of data or not meeting legal verification requirements.
- In H1 2021, Kaspersky received 105 requests from governments and LEAs from 17 countries. 40% of those were processed and rejected due to an absence of data or not meeting legal verification requirements. In total, 89 requests received during the first six months of this year were for Non-Personal Technical Information & Expertise.
Kaspersky never provides any law enforcement or government organizations with access to user data or the company’s infrastructure. We provide information on such data upon request, but no third party can directly or indirectly access our infrastructure or data, and all requests go through mandatory legal verification before approving, rejecting or appealing such requests.
More information about the Kaspersky Global Transparency Initiative can be found on their web site, here.