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Information requests

CountryAccount information requestsPercentage where some information producedAccounts specified
Argentina 2 0% 13
Australia 5 20% 5
Austria - - -
Belgium - - -
Brazil 34 12% 43
Bulgaria - - -
Canada 15 7% 22
Denmark 1 0% 1
France 12 0% 54
Germany 5 0% 5
Greece 8 0% 15
India 5 0% 6
Indonesia 1 0% 1
Ireland 2 0% 2
Israel 1 0% 1
Italy 3 0% 4
Japan 62 5% 75
Korea, Republic of - - -
Mexico 1 0% 1
Netherlands 3 33% 3
Peru - - -
Portugal - - -
Qatar 1 0% 1
South Sudan 1 0% 1
Spain 5 0% 6
Sweden - - -
Switzerland 1 0% 1
Turkey 1 0% 1
United Kingdom 25 4% 27
United States 815 69% 1,145
TOTAL 1,009 57% 1,433
NOTE: The data in these reports is as accurate as possible, but may not be 100% comprehensive.

About the numbers

We received user information requests from 30 different governments in 2012. During Q3-Q4 2012,  we received inquiries from 23 countries with an increase of 160 requests over Q1-Q2.

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 have received.
    • The total number 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 requests for a variety of reasons. For example:
    • We do not comply with requests that fail to identify a Twitter 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.