2017: Jan 1 – Jun 30

Country Number of requests Percentage of requests where some or all information was produced Number of sites specified
Argentina 2 0% 2
Austria 1 0% 1
Brazil 4 0% 4
Colombia 1 0% 9
Denmark 1 0% 5
France 1 0% 1
Germany 5 0% 5
Guatemala 1 0% 1
India 17 0% 18
Indonesia 1 0% 1
Italy 2 0% 2
Korea 1 0% 2
Mexico 1 0% 1
Pakistan 1 0% 1
Paraguay 1 0% 1
Peru 1 0% 1
Poland 1 0% 1
Portugal 2 0% 2
Spain 2 0% 2
Turkey 1 0% 1
United Kingdom 2 0% 2
United States 29 93% 35
TOTAL 78 35% 98

Requests from the United States

  • Number of requests29
  • Percentage accompanied by a
    non-disclosure order
    79%
Subpoenas Court Orders Search Warrants Wiretap Orders Pen Register Orders Emergency Requests
52% 31% 7% 0% 7% 0%
Notes: (1) One request came in as an email, which is why the breakdown does not total 100%. (2) While we turned over data in response to the pen register order, we did not permit installation and use of a pen register or trap and trace device.

Recent Examples

Here are a few recent examples of requests for user information that we received from government sources. We did not provide information in response to any of these requests.

Guatemala

  • Law enforcement requested information about a site that allegedly defamed a magazine.

India

  • The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India requested removal of a site for posting objectionable comments about a judge.

Indonesia

  • Law enforcement requested information about a site that advocated for the independence of Papua Province from the republic of Indonesia.