Reddit Received 55 Legal Requests to Hand Over User Data in 2014

By Gary Cutlack on at

Popular mixed-use internet destination Reddit has published its first transparency report, revealing how many legal and content removal requests it received during 2014.

In total, 55 subpoenas, search warrants and other legal requests were made for user data, with the site saying it handed over the material requested on an average of 58 per cent of cases. Copyright requests weren't treated with quite the same deference, with an average of 31 per cent of content removal claims acted upon. [Reddit]