2014: Jan 1 – Jun 30

Country Number of requests Percentage of requests where some or all information was produced Number of sites specified
Albania 1 0% 1
Austria 1 0% 1
Belgium 1 0% 7
Brazil 3 0% 3
Canada 1 0% 1
France 10 0% 10
Greece 1 0% 1
Hungary 2 0% 4
India 10 0% 11
Italy 4 0% 4
Germany 7 0% 7
Malaysia 1 0% 1
Mauritius 1 0% 1
Mexico 1 0% 1
Norway 1 0% 2
Portugal 2 0% 2
Romania 1 0% 1
Spain 5 0% 5
Sweden 2 0% 2
Turkey 3 0% 3
United States 17 71% 17
TOTAL 75 16% 85
Country Number of requests Subpoenas Court Orders Search Warrants
United States 17 88% 6% 6%

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

  • Law enforcement requested information about a user who uploaded a government document.

France

  • Law enforcement requested user information in connection with alleged defamation of a public official.
  • Law enforcement requested information about a user who allegedly posted a death threat.

Germany

  • Law enforcement requested user information in connection with “defamation on a sexual basis.”
  • Law enforcement requested user information because a site linked to a third-party download that allegedly provided instructions on how to do something illegal.
  • Law enforcement requested information relating to an extortion investigation.

Hungary

  • Law enforcement requested user information in connection with alleged defamation.

India

  • Law enforcement requested information about a user who uploaded an actress’ headshots.
  • Law enforcement requested information about a user who allegedly defamed a political official.

Romania

  • The government requested user information related to critical and allegedly threatening material about supreme court judges.

Spain

  • Spanish law enforcement requested a user’s information in connection with a site’s alleged defamation of government officials and politicians.

Turkey

  • Law enforcement requested information about a user who published allegedly illegal and inaccurate information about the Turkish National Police and its president.