2015: Jul 1 – Dec 31

Country Number of requests Percentage of requests where some or all information was produced Number of sites specified
Argentina 1 0% 1
Austria 1 0% 1
Brazil 3 0% 3
Costa Rica 1 0% 1
France 10 0% 11
Germany 11 0% 13
Greece 1 0% 1
India 4 0% 5
Israel 2 0% 2
Italy 2 0% 2
Pakistan 2 0% 2
Spain 1 0% 1
Sweden 1 0% 1
United States 30 90% 36
TOTAL 70 39% 80
Country Number of requests Subpoenas Court Orders Search Warrants
United States 30 70% 23% 7%

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.

France

  • Law enforcement requested information about a site owner for allegedly engaging in public defamation and public insults.

Germany

  • Law enforcement made several requests for information about various site owners for posting allegedly defamatory content.
  • Law enforcement requested information about a site owner who posted “symbols and unconstitutional organizations that are forbidden in Germany.”

India 

  • The government’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology’s Department of Information Technology’s Computer Emergency Response Team needed user information to investigate a “cyber incident” that have “a bearing on National Security.”

Italy

  • Law enforcement requested user information for an investigation of copyright infringement.

Pakistan

  • The government’s National Response Centre for Cyber Crimes’ Federal Investigation Agency requested user information for allegedly damaging someone’s “family’s repute in society and using [the site] for wrongful gains.”