2018: Jan 1 – Jun 30

Country Number of requests Percentage of requests where some or all information was produced Number of sites specified
Andorra 1 0% 1
Argentina 1 0% 1
Austria 4 0% 4
Bangladesh 1 0% 1
Brazil 2 0% 1
Bulgaria 1 0% 1
Colombia 1 0% 1
France 2 0% 2
Germany 9 0% 9
India 20 0% 19
Italy 3 0% 3
Lebanon 1 0% 1
Malaysia 1 0% 1
Pakistan 1 0% 1
Portugal 1 0% 1
Slovakia 1 0% 1
South Africa 1 0% 1
Spain 1 0% 1
Sweden 1 0% 1
Taiwan 1 0% 6
Turkey 1 0% 1
United Kingdom 2 0% 2
United States 45* 96% 61
TOTAL 102 42% 121
*Includes valid emergency requests.

Requests from the United States

  • Number of requests45
  • Percentage accompanied by a
    non-disclosure order
    73%

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.

Brazil

  • A police officer requested information in order to identify a user whose site allegedly caused “damage to images of political and governmental authorities in [the] state.”

Germany

  • Cybercrime police requested user information relating to an investigation involving the apparent distribution of “incriminated contents via e-mail.”
  • A police department requested user information and asked that we keep the request confidential, but they did not provide any valid legal process or sufficient reasoning to justify the confidentiality.

India

  • Law enforcement requested user information related to multiple sites which they say published defamatory content “with the purpose to create unrest and breach of peace.”

Slovakia

  • A police officer requested user information as part of an investigation into an alleged “offense against civic coexistence.”