Wikimedia Foundation Transparency Report/December 2016/Emergency Disclosures/tr
We report two types of emergency disclosures, which happen on rare occasions.
Second, we proactively contact the authorities when we become aware of troubling statements on the projects, such as suicide threats or bomb threats. We take these statements seriously and assess each one individually, contacting law enforcement as appropriate to help resolve the issue. We call these “voluntary disclosures.”
|JUL - DEC 2016|
|Total Emergency Disclosures||19|
The stories below are real. They are also meant to be illustrative of the kinds of situations that would warrant a possible emergency disclosure of user information. Please note that these specific stories may not have occurred during the precise time frame that this transparency report covers. Some variables, such as the privacy of our users, may require our postponing the reporting of certain stories.
|JULY – DEC 2016|
|Emergency disclosures by type|
A Deadly Threat
Revealing Presidential Threats
Dealing with Suicide
Authorities advise contacting emergency services when a loved one threatens suicide. When someone shared what appeared to be a credible intent to commit suicide, we notified their local police department. The person was able to get medical help, and later let us know they were okay. If you are considering suicide, please seek out a mental health professional immediately. You can also contact emergency services; visit an emergency room or psychiatric walk-in clinic; or call a suicide prevention hotline.