2013: Jul 1 – Dec 31

Country Number of requests Percentage of requests where some or all information was produced Number of sites specified
Brazil 1 0% 1
Canada 1 0% 4
France 1 0% 1
India 5 0% 5
Italy 1 0% 1
Germany 2 0% 2
Latvia 1 0% 1
Pakistan 1 0% 1
Portugal 1 0% 1
Sweden 1 0% 2
United Kingdom 1 0% 3
United States 20 60% 29
TOTAL 36 33% 51
Country Number of requests Subpoenas Court Orders Search Warrants
United States 20 90% 10% 0%

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.

Canada

  • Canadian law enforcement requested a user’s information in connection with a site’s alleged defamation of a government official.

Germany

  • German law enforcement requested user information relating to a criminal investigation of § 130 German Criminal Code.

India

  • A law enforcement agency based in Mumbai requested the release of a user’s information and the removal of a site due to alleged defamation.
  • Law enforcement requested information about the owner of a site that was critical of a local politician.

Latvia

  • Latvian law enforcement requested user information for all of the subscribers to a particular WordPress.com site.