With the Fourth of July just days away, Twitter released their first Twitter transparency report that uncovers the actions taken on government requests and takedown notices. This report will become a bi-annual report that should shed some light on user data.
So far in the first half of 2012 there have been more government requests than in all of 2011. The most requests came from the United States (679) followed by Japan (98). None of the additional countries had more than 11 user information requests. On average, some or all of the information was given in 63% of the requests:
In addition to the requested user information, 3378 copyright take-down notices were submitted to Twitter. In the case of copyright takedowns the material was removed 38% of the time and 5275 tweets were removed in total:
For more information, see the full Transparency report on the Twitter blog.