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Twitter Received 849 User Information Requests; 63% Compliance Rate

Twitter has received 849 user information requests from 16 countries during the period January 1, 2012 to June 30, 2012 and it complied with as much as 63% of the requests, the company informed in its first ever Twitter transparency report. Further, Twitter also added, that it received more government requests in the first half of 2012 than in the entire 2011.

User Information Requests: Twitter has received user information requests against 1181 users/accounts. The company notes these requests include the user account information requests received from the government, in connection with criminal investigations or cases and it has notified impacted users about the requests for their account information, unless it was prohibited by the law. It has also clarified these requests may include multiple requests that ask for data for the same account or requests for accounts that do not exist or were mistakenly identified.

Twitter said that it has received the highest requests from United States, receiving around 679 requests for 948 users/accounts with an alarming 75% compliance rate, followed by Japan where it received 98 requests against 147 users/accounts and a 20% compliance rate. The company has received less than 10 requests from India against less than 10 users/accounts with a 0% compliance rate.

Removal of Content: During the same period ( Jan – June 2012), Twitter has received six removal requests (three from court orders and three from government agencies) against 18 users/accounts with a 0% compliance rate i.e. it has not removed any content from its site during the last six months. The company noted that these requests includes formal government requests it has received to remove or withhold content on Twitter which may be illegal in their respective jurisdictions. It also clarified that these requests may include single requests to remove multiple tweets from an account or an entire user account.

Copyright Takedowns: During Jan-June 2012, Twitter has received 3378 copyright takedown notices for 5874 users/ accounts with a 38% compliance rate. The company said that it has removed 5275 tweets and 599 media items during this period. These media items include background pictures, avatars, and pictures uploaded to pic.twitter.com.

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It’s worth noting that while the copyright notices decreased during the first three months with January accounting for 437 requests, February accounting for 414 requests and March accounting for 382 requests, they went up during April & May with April accounting for 700 requests and May accounting for 970 requests. That being said, these requests again dropped to 475 during the month of June.

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