2019: Jul 1 – Dec 31

Country Number of requests Percentage of requests where some or all information was produced Number of accounts specified
Australia 2 0% 2
Austria 3 0% 3
Brazil 3 0% 3
France 2 0% 2
Germany 2 0% 2
Greece 1 0% 1
Hungary 1 0% 1
India 12 0% 14
New Zealand 1 0% 1
Republic of Ireland 1 0% 2
Republic of San Marino 1 0% 1
United States 55 91% 59
TOTAL 84 60% 91
*Includes valid emergency requests if any were received during this period.
Requests from the United States

  • Number of requests55
  • Percentage accompanied by a
    non-disclosure order
    89%
Subpoenas Court Orders Search Warrants Wiretap Orders Pen Register Orders Emergency Requests
80% 11% 7% 0% 0% 2%
  • Please note that percentages may not add up to a total of 100% due to rounding.

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 court in Brazil requested all user information for a deleted site at WordPress.com after allegations of slander on a local Brazilian message board.

Australia

  • A police force in Australia requested all detailed information for a site due to a “matter currently being investigated”. They provided no additional explanation and no valid legal process.

Austria

  • A police station in Austria sent a request for all information related to an account because of a “suspicion” that the account owner has committed a crime. There was no legal process provided.