Twitter User-Detail Inquiries From Governments
Posted in: Censorship at 03/07/2012 14:43
Twitter Inc., the micro-blogging service, said it received more requests from governments for user information in this year's first half than it had for all of 2011.
Twitter, in its first Transparency Report, said 80 percent of the 849 queries it received from governments worldwide came from within the U.S. The San Francisco-based company fully or partially complied with 75 percent of the U.S. inquiries, Jeremy Kessel, its manager of legal policy, said in a blog post today releasing the study.
Twitter releases first report on gov't requests for user information [IDG]
Twitter released a report on Monday about the user information requests it has received from governments this year and how it responded to them.
The data shows that the U.S. government asked for information on far more users than any other country. Between Jan. 1 and June 30, Twitter received 679 requests for information from American authorities pertaining to 948 users.