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Information requests

Information requests include worldwide government requests we’ve received for account information, typically in connection with criminal investigations.

Information requests

January 1 - June 30, 2012

CountryAccount information requestsPercentage where some information producedAccounts specified
Australia333%3
Austria10%1
Brazil50%6
Bulgaria10%1
Canada1118%12
France60%6
Germany10%1
Greece333%3
India10%1
Indonesia10%1
Italy40%6
9820%147
Mexico50%5
Netherlands450%5
Peru10%1
Portugal20%4
South Korea10%7
Spain80%12
Sweden10%1
Switzerland10%1
Turkey10%1
United Kingdom1118%11
United States67975%948
TOTAL84963%1,181
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About the numbers

We received user information requests from 23 different governments during the first half of 2012. 

Footnotes

We notify affected users of requests for their account information unless we’re prohibited.

‘Accounts specified’ includes the accounts identified in government requests we’ve received, and may include the same account being requested more than once or requests for accounts that do not exist or were misidentified.

We may not comply with every request for a variety of reasons. For example:

  • We do not comply with requests that fail to identify a Twitter user account.
  • We may seek to narrow requests that are overly broad.
  • In other cases, users may have challenged the requests after we’ve notified them.