2015: Jan 1 – Jun 30

Country Number of requests Percentage of requests where some or all information was produced Number of sites specified
Australia 2 0% 6
Brazil 1 0% 1
France 2 0% 2
Germany 6 0% 6
India 6 0% 7
Israel 1 0% 1
Italy 2 0% 2
Mexico 1 0% 1
Russia 1 0% 1
Spain 4 0% 4
Sweden 2 0% 2
Switzerland 1 0% 5
United Kingdom 5 0% 5
United States 35 91% 36
TOTAL 69 46% 81
Country Number of requests Subpoenas Court Orders Search Warrants
United States  35* 80% 6% 11%
*One request came in as an email, which is why the breakdown of subpoenas, court orders, and search warrants does not total 100%.

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.

Germany 

  • Law enforcement requested information about a site owner who posted links to third party sites where visitors could find video and audio files “with German subtitles related to the radical-islamic organisation ISLAMIC STATE (IS).”

India 

  • Law enforcement requested user information relating to allegedly false and defamatory information.

United Kingdom 

  • Law enforcement requested information about a user who posted information about a child abuse case, which allegedly contravened a restriction order.

United States 

  • Law enforcement sent an email to request information about a user who “created a website, posted a picture of our complainant (not her but looks similar) and has circulated it to her friends.”