SAN FRANCISCO: Yahoo received some 29,000 government requests for data on its users this year, with almost half coming from the United States, according to the company’s global transparency report released Friday.
Yahoo said in the report, covering the first six months of 2013, that 12,444 of the requests from worldwide governments came from the United States.
“At Yahoo, we take the privacy of our users seriously,” general counsel Ron Bell said in a blog post.
“We also recognize our role as a global company in promoting freedom of expression wherever we do business. That’s why we’re issuing our first global aw enforcement transparency report.”
Bell said the government requests affected “less than one one-hundredth of one percent of our worldwide user base.”