Twitter unveiled a Transparency Report last Tuesday which highlights that the Mexican government requested information from around 10 accounts of the social network’s users to track criminal investigations. However, the social network said it did not reveal any information from these profiles, as the requests were too broad to provide specific results.
“One of our goals is to grow Twitter in a way that makes us proud. This ideal leads us to check our policies and make tough decisions. So we wanted to publish this report, which provides the light needed to our relationship with local governments,” says Jeremy Kessel, director of the legal division of Twitter, in their official blog.
The social network does not specify which institution or authority requested data or under what conditions, but details that came in were from January to June 2012.
Other countries like Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Spain, France, Greece, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Peru, Portugal, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United States have also requested information from Twitter. Specifically, the Obama administration requested data from more than 948 Twitter accounts, also related to some kind of crime.
Twitter said that during the first six months of the year, they blotted over 5,000 tweets per share or published internet links containing material protected by copyright.
The company, based in San Francisco, issues a report like this every six months.