CALIFORNIA _ law enforcement agency in the United States (U.S.) are behind the majority of Twitter users’ personal information requests. This was disclosed by the microblogging site is in a public statement on Monday.
Of the 849 government requests for user information in the period range 1 to June 30 this year, of which 679 or 80 percent occurred in the U.S..
“Usually the information is used in criminal investigations,” said Twitter, as reported by Yahoo News, Tuesday (07/03/2012).
After the U.S., Japan came second with 98 requests the user information submitted by the police. After Japan, there were 11 requests from law enforcement agencies in the UK and an equal number of Canadians.
Twitter to publish data in a blog post on Monday also revealed, for half of this year it has received six requests the government to remove the tweet in violation of court orders, or local law.