We just launched the Mapbox Transparency Report, an effort directly inspired by our commitment to protecting our users’ privacy and data. Recent revelations of the scale of government surveillance on private digital communications have prompted many established services – including Twitter, Microsoft, Google, and Yahoo – to publicly disclose government requests for user data. At MapBox, we want to be clear and proactive, always taking the side of privacy and disclosure to the fullest extent we can under current law.

Our commitment to our users

  • We will never voluntarily share user data.
  • We will report all requests that we are legally allowed to report.
  • We will always proactively notify users of requests unless we’re prohibited from doing so by law.

“Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman”

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Louis D. Brandeis

The MapBox Transparency Report is a proactive transparency effort reflecting our commitment to our users. The report will be updated quarterly to include all government requests for user data that we are not legally prohibited from disclosing. We will also report all copyright takedown notices filed under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

Current Status

Request Number Received All Time Number received 2013
Government requests received for user information 0 0
Government requests received to withhold content 0 0
DMCA takedown notices received from copyright holders 0 0

Your Transparent Future

We believe strongly in government accountability and transparency; for this reason, MapBox has joined with more than 490,000 others in recognizing that citizen security and citizen privacy do not need to be at odds through the Stop Watching Us campaign.