From July to December 2013, Pinterest received 7 warrants, 5 subpoenas, 1 civil subpoena, and 12 local or federal requests for information related to a user account. Aww. . .our little social network is growing up so fast.
Pinterest just published their very first transparency report. It’s not something people like to see, but it’s actually a very positive sign of growth for the all image social network.
The bigger you are, the more chance you have of attracting negative attention, right?
The majority of local requests came in from California (4), followed by Florida (2), Utah (2), New York (1), Oregon (1), and Wisconsin (1).
In three cases, they were not allowed to inform the account owner that the request had been made. They turned over the requested information in all but one case.