WordPress released its first transparency report of the year this past week with its primary focus on data covered under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).
The website-building platform received 4,679 copyright requests for content removal, and WordPress at least partially complied with 57 percent. Third-party companies filed the majority of requests, including Web Sheriff, an anti-piracy company. It issued 218 notices.
While many other companies primarily receive requests for user data, WordPress received only 69 and produced data for 46 percent of those. Thirty-five requests were filed in the U.S., most of which were subpoenas.
One request came from an email in which law enforcement requested information about a user who “created a website, posted a picture of our complainant (not her but look similar)” and circulated it to her friends.
The company received zero National Security Requests.