With companies, particularly in the tech space, collecting more and more user data, there has been ongoing tension around government requests for information about individuals and a company’s aim to protect the privacy of users. But since whistleblower Edward Snowden’s National Security Agency revelations in 2013, the conversations on digital privacy have intensified, resulting in stronger privacy policies at some companies.

A report released Monday from the Electronic Frontier Foundation identifies the companies that are most protective of user data when it comes to government requests. For legal departments, there are plenty of considerations in creating and implementing the policies that protect users, according to the general counsel at Automattic, parent company of WordPress, which was one of this year’s top-rated companies.

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