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Snapchat Transparency Report: US responsible for 93% of requests

Snapchat has released its first-ever transparency report, which shows that there were 403 government requests for information between last November and the end of February. The United States was responsible for 375 of these requests, inquiring about 666 accounts.

Other requests came from Belgium, Canada, the UK, Norway, Ireland, Hungary and France.

It seems that even though Snapchat was designed to delete user pictures after only a few seconds, privacy is still an issue.

To help solve this, Snapchat has also closed off third party access to user data. The move is in direct response to security questions which arose last October after thousands of private user photos were leaked by a third party.

Moving forward, users can expect to see transparency reports from the platform biannually.

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