Yesterday Twitter issued its first transparency report showing which countries solicit the company for user information. In addition, the report shows “government requests received to hold content” and “DCMA takedown notices received by copyright holders.” The data dates back to January 1, 2012.
So far, Twitter says that while most nations requested user data 10 times or fewer, the US government made 679 such appeals, more than the entire rest of the world combined.
Coming in a distant second place is Japan, with just shy of 100 requests. The report also shows that Twitter has received more government requests in the first six months of this year than all of 2011.