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January 27, 2017

Pinterest Receives 46 Requests for User Data from U.S. Government

Screen Shot 2017-01-27 at 12.00.37 PMPinterest may not receive as many  government requests for user data as does Facebook or Google, but the social pinning site is asked for information each month.

In the second half of 2016, Pinterest received 46 government requests for user data.

The social media site received 24 subpoenas, two court orders and 20 warrants involving 116 accounts from June to December of 2016. All of the requests were for U.S. government agencies.

Pinterest said it provided some of the information asked for on 42 of the 46 requests.

The company also received seven requests for content removal from Russia, which it complied with.

By comparison, Facebook receives at least 50,000 requests for user data in a six-month period and thousands of content removal requests.

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Jennifer Cowan is the Managing Editor for SiteProNews.