First-Time Requests by Jordanian Government for Twitter Account Information

Unprecedented Move

First-Time Requests by Jordanian Government for Twitter Account Information

For the first time, the Jordanian government requested information of Twitter accounts.

The latest transparency report published by Twitter shows that Jordanian authorities made requests, for the first time, to obtain private information for 5 Twitter accounts in the first half of 2016.
All the Jordanian requests were categorized as "Emergency Disclosure Requests"; these requests are specific to exigent emergencies that involve the danger of death or serious physical injury to a person. Twitter has disclosed information to the government only for one of the Jordanian requests.

The full report is available here: https://t.co/ttr