Twitter announced today that it is launching a new Transparency Report home page at transparency.twitter.com. The announcement comes on Data Privacy Day, and the week following the latest release of Google’s Transparency Report.
Twitter first released a Transparency Report of its own last July, publishing six months of data. We should be seeing these regularly from here on out, but you can go to the new destination anytime.
“In addition to publishing the second report, we’re also introducing more granular details regarding information requests from the United States, expanding the scope of the removal requests and copyright notices sections, and adding Twitter site accessibility data from our partners at Herdict,” says Twitter Legal Policy Manager Jeremy Kessel.
“We believe the open exchange of information can have a positive global impact,” he adds. “To that end, it is vital for us (and other Internet services) to be transparent about government requests for user information and government requests to withhold content from the Internet; these growing inquiries can have a serious chilling effect on free expression – and real privacy implications.”
Google, in addition to putting out its latest data last week, also addressed data privacy today, highlighting three initiatives that it is focusing on. More on all of that here. Meanwhile, the company is facing new legal action in the UK related to its privacy conduct.