Cloud provider DigitalOcean today came forward with its first transparency report. While it’s clear that governments are more interested in seeking data from the company than from team communication app Slack, DigitalOcean’s record so far isn’t all that bad.
“As of today less than 0.05 percent of our users have ever had data requested,” the company wrote in a blog post announcing the transparency report.
DigitalOcean last year received subpoenas, search warrants, and court orders seeking information — and sometimes the company has provided user content in response to those requests, according to the transparency report. DigitalOcean has also disclosed information in cases when it has believed an emergency required it. But in some cases DigitalOcean has refused to provide information in response to requests.
Other companies providing cloud infrastructure services, including Google and Microsoft, have also given up information in response to government requests. Amazon Web Services, the largest cloud provider in the world, has not issued any transparency reports.