Twitter transparant over vorderingen gebruikersgegevens

Afbeelding: Twitter On The Rocks con Cris Alcazar van CAMON | Licentie: CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

In navolging van Google heeft ook Twitter nu enig inzicht gegeven in de vorderingen op gegevens over gebruikers door de Nederlandse overheid.

Uit het overzicht in het Twitter Transparency Report blijkt dat Twitter in de eerste zes maanden van dit jaar minder dan tien verzoeken om gebruikersgegevens ontvangen heeft, in de helft van de gevallen informatie gedeeld heeft en dat het in totaal om minder dan tien gebruikers handelt. Twitter schrijft verder:

  • This data includes government requests we’ve received for user account information, typically in connection with criminal investigations or cases.
  • We notify affected users of requests for their account info unless we’re prohibited by law. […]
  • To minimize potential risk to ongoing investigations, we’re not including specific numbers for countries where we’ve received fewer than 10 requests; instead you’ll see ‘<10’ in the relevant cells.
    • Same holds true for number of ‘Users/Accounts specified’ – to minimize potential risk to our users, we’re not including specific numbers where fewer than 10 ‘Users/Accounts specified’ are affected; instead you’ll see ‘<10’ in the relevant cells.
  • ‘Users/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.