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Coinbase sees huge info requests from official entities

Coinbase, a cryptocurrency exchange based in the US, has reported a significant increase in the number of customer information requests received from government and law enforcement agencies over the past three years.

According to Coinbase’s latest transparency report, the exchange received a total of 13,079 requests from October 1st, 2022 to September 30th, 2023, which is a 6% increase from the previous year.

This number also represents a significant increase of 209% in comparison to the 4,227 requests made between July 1st, 2020 and December 31st, 2020. Interestingly, 57% of the requests came from outside the United States, with 19 countries such as Armenia, Cameroon, Costa Rica, Colombia, Moldova, Côte d’Ivoire, New Caledonia, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka making their requests for the first time.

“The ~57% of requests from outside of the United States was a ~6% increase over our previous report.

~73% of law enforcement requests were from the US, Germany, U.K. and Spain.”

The US remains the highest source of law enforcement and agency requests though with 5,686, followed by Germany with 1,908.

“United States: Remained the top country with the highest number of requests in both 2022 and 2023, with a slight increase in 2023.”

The number of requests from authorities in Australia, Portugal, and France has significantly increased, with growth rates of over 262%, 211%, and 52%, respectively.

Coinbase asserts its commitment to balancing the privacy of its customers with its legal obligations.

“Each request we receive is carefully reviewed by a team of trained experts using established procedures to determine its legal sufficiency. Where necessary, we will seek to narrow requests that are overly broad or vague in order to provide a more appropriately tailored response, and in some cases we object to producing any information at all (such as if the request is legally insufficient).”

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