Snapchat received a total of 375 data requests from law enforcement between November 1, 2014 and February 28, 2015, and the social network company provided relevant data in 92 percent of the cases, according to the company's first transparency report.

The data insight, which Snapchat said it will publish twice a year, indicates 172 requests were related to search warrant requests and 159 were subpoena related. Of the remainder, 24 were for court orders and 20 were emergency incidents.

"We're excited to announce our first transparency report, a comprehensive look into the data requests we receive from governments around the world. In this report we detail the number and types of requests each government is making of us," writes 'Team Snapchat' in a blog posting.

The transparency report did not list any United States National Security Agency requests, but Snapchat said it will list that information in the July 2015 report.

There were a total of 28 requests from other country governments, with 10 coming from the UK, nine from France, three from Canada, two from Ireland and two from Norway, and one from Hungary and one from Belgium.

"While the vast majority of Snapchatters use Snapchat for fun, it's important that law enforcement is able to investigate illegal activity. We want to be clear that we comply with valid legal requests," states the blog post.

The report indicates there were no copyright content takedown requests or governmental content removal requests.

"In the interest of transparency, we figured why wait until we had a full six months of data before publishing our first Transparency Report," states Snapchat on the transparency report effort.

"Privacy and security are core values here at Snapchat and we strongly oppose any initiative that would deliberately weaken the security of our systems. We're committed to keeping your data secure and we will update this report bi-annually."

In unrelated news, the social network company will be deploying new efforts to better secure users' selfies so that they cannot be copied or taken through third-party apps. Snapchat also is prepping a bug-fighting initiative that will offer incentives to programmers and developers to report potential weak spots in the app.

ⓒ 2021 All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.