Pinterest Releases First Transparency Report: 12 Requests on 13 Accounts

PinterestPinterest on Friday published its first transparency report, with the promise to release a new edition every six months. The company revealed it only received seven warrants and five subpoenas for a total of 13 user accounts in the second half of 2013 (July through December). Pinterest says all 12 of its law enforcement requests were from agencies in the US, and 11 came from state or local agencies. The breakdown was as follows: CA (4), FL (2), UT (2), NY (1), OR (1), and WI (1). Pinterest gives notice to users whose information has been requested unless it is specifically prohibited to do so by the law. Of the 12 law enforcement requests it received, Pinterest was prohibited three times by the law from notifying users, and in one case it refused to provide information in the first place. “Every company that stores information — from banks to phone companies to email providers — must respond to requests for that information from folks like law enforcement agencies, courts, and others,” Pinterest explains.

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