In its first ever transparency report, the social content aggregator Reddit has revealed that it rejected 42 percent of government and civil requests for user data in 2014.
The website said it received a total of 55 requests for information about its users – which included account registration data, log data, and content uploaded -- according to a report it published late Thursday.
It confirmed that it produced information for 58 percent of government and civil requests and 64 percent of U.S. state and federal government requests.
Some 30 percent of the civil and U.S. federal or state government requests received included a court order prohibiting Reddit from notifying users. The company also said it successfully fought back against two civil subpoenas that sought to unmask more than a dozen anonymous users.