Government Requests for Twitter User Data Up 40 Percent

Government requests for Twitter users’ personal information in the second half of 2014 jumped by 40 percent compared to the first half, the social media site’s most recent transparency report has revealed.

Between the months of July and December, Twitter received 2,871 requests total, according to the report, released Monday.

Turkey, Russia, and the U.S. led the pack, demanding information significantly more than any other government. In the second half of 2014, Turkey made 356 requests for user data, up from 24 between January and July. Russia made 108, up from zero in the first six months of the year.

The U.S., meanwhile, made 1,622 request for user data during that same time period—up from 1,257.