Twitter says worldwide requests from government for its data up near 20%
AFPSAN FRANCISCO--Twitter said Monday that worldwide requests from governments about its users rose nearly 20 percent in second half of 2012 as it sought to raise awareness about “invasive” actions.
January 30, 2013, 12:07 am TWN
The popular messaging platform said information requests in the July-December period numbered 1,009, up from 849 in the prior six months.
In launching a revamped “transparency report” modeled after one by Google, Twitter said it hopes the data can be useful to those seeking to keep an open Internet.
“We believe the open exchange of information can have a positive global impact,” Twitter legal policy manager Jeremy Kessel said in a blog post marking what activists have dubbed Data Privacy Day.