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Pinterest Transparency Report Social Media

Pinterest reveals the US filed for 95% of all its user data requests in 2014


By John McCarthy | Opinion editor

March 8, 2015 | 2 min read

Pin-board social network Pinterest has unveiled its 2014 transparency report with the news that the United States dominated the majority of requests for user information.

Of 41 requests, the site saw law enforcement agencies in the United States issue 39 demands for information in 54 accounts, Canada followed with one request for three accounts and Australia with one request for one account.

Of the US requests, 10 came with warrants and a further 29 followed subpoenas. There were absolutely no requests for information regarding national security however.

The social network claimed its policy is to inform users when the government requires information about their account. Of the 39 US law enforcement requests Pinterest received, it was prohibited by law from notifying the user 16 times.

Of the requests filed, both Canada and Australia’s were denied as were seven of the US' however, the firm buckled to 32 American demands.

This comes after the firm earlier this week unveiled animated Pins to provide advertisers with more ways to engage users with specialised content.

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