A friend has received an email from Reddit about legal action against him:
Reddit received valid legal process from a law enforcement entity directing Reddit to disclose information about your account.
Because Reddit also received a court order prohibiting Reddit from disclosing the existence of the legal process at the time, Reddit was unable to provide you with notification of the legal process before it produced responsive information, which Reddit did on February 22, 2019.
We cannot provide you with legal advice. If you have questions about the legal process, we recommend that you consult an attorney.
Reddit Legal Support
This email was sent to him 8 months ago, but he noticed just now.
According to what he told me, he hasn't posted anything to justify this and he has been freaking out about what is going on. So far he hasn't been contacted by any law enforcement agency (though his country is known for beaurocracy and how slow things are).
Also, and as far I can tell, he hasn't been into any dubious activity on Reddit, but he might have posted in various subs that aren't exactly welcome by Reddit (in a political sense). His posts can sometimes be described as "politically incorrect", but certainly not illegal.
Is there something he should do at this point? He is a young man living in a small country and his legal and financial resources are limited (to put it mildly).
What is your take of this? Do you have any similar experience with this kind of thing?