by Cyrus Farivar
| The Twitter transparency report released Monday, January 28, 2013.
Less than a week after Google released its “Transparency Report,” Twitter has now repeated the feat. The San Francisco-based company has released its second such report, covering the second half of 2012.
The company said that in the final six months of last year, 815 “user information requests” came in from governments and law enforcement agencies around the world. Of those, 81 percent were from Twitter’s home country and 60 percent of that came from American law enforcement agencies. Twitter compiled in whole or in part with 69 percent of all requests worldwide.
Like Google, Twitter is now breaking out what type of legal tool was used to force the company’s hand. The company wrote on its website that of American requests, 60 percent were subpoenas, which have a fairly low legal standard under the Stored Communications Act.
Source: Ars Technica