First Mega’s Transparency Report ReleasedAdded: Thursday, June 18th, 2015
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Mega cloud storage service has been operating for 2.5 years now, though it never published transparency reports until today. The report is supposed to inspire confidence in how Mega deals with complaints and protects privacy. Indeed, it turned out that the service takes content down even faster than Google, while as little as 0.165% of users have been suspended.
Transparency reports are now common among the tech giants. All major market makers, including Google, Reddit, Twitter and Amazon, prepare and publish such documents. For example, Google’s report is updated on a daily basis and includes details of all the requests by 3rd parties to take down from its databases. Mega now joined the team, too, releasing a report detailing activities up until March 2015 and disclosing content removal requests and 3rd-party requests for information.
Despite basing in New Zealand and being governed by NZ laws, Mega also aims to comply with regulatory requirements in other key areas of presence, notably the US. So, the report shows that the total numbers of files being taken down are small if compared to all number of files stored on Mega. Indeed, Mega users upload 15 to 20 million files per day, while the company took down only 30,000 files (just 0.019% of all files on Mega) during 2013 Q1. By 2015 Q1, the figure amounted to 107,000 (just 0.002% of Mega storage).
Back in 2013 Q1, Mega rejected 42% of invalid requests, while now the proportion of the wrong claims is just 21%. Even taking into account the large number of takedown requests, Mega deals with them all in a timely manner – within a maximum of 4 hours.
As for repeat infringers, the company had suspended less than 30,000 users thus far. Mega also receives a small number of requests for personal data and rejects most of them: last year, only two such requests were satisfied.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
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