Reddit Refused 42% of User Data Requests in 2014
Ashley Allen / 2 years ago
As part of its annual transparency report, released on Thursday, reddit has revealed that it turned down 42% of all official requests for user data in 2014. Granted, the total number of requests it received was only 55, but it demonstrates that the site will not hand over data on its users unless absolutely necessary.
As reddit wrote in its report:
In March last year, reddit was served with a subpoena by the Delaware Attorney General’s Office, seeking “all records and information including registered name, e-mail, and IP address” for user “un1cornbl00d”, specifically relating to a two-day period that month. State authorities suspected un1cornbl00d was part of a couple caught on camera having sex in a public place in Newark, Delaware on St. Patrick’s Day, 2014.
Source: Ars Technica