Microsoft hopes to assure users it isn't releasing customer data to government agencies in a whimsical fashion, and is hoping to prove it by disclosing the number of requests it has received for data under the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. "To promote additional transparency concerning the government's lawful access to Microsoft's customer data, Microsoft seeks to report aggregate information about FISA orders and FAA directives separately from all other local, state and federal law enforcement demands," a legal motion by Microsoft says.

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