2020: Jan 1 – Jun 30

Country Number of requests Percentage of requests where some or all information was produced Number of accounts specified
Argentina 3 0% 5
Austria 2 0% 2
Bangladesh 1 0% 1
Belgium 1 0% 1
Brazil 2 0% 2
China 1 0% 1
France 2 0% 22
Germany 3 0% 3
India 12 0% 14
Italy 1 0% 1
Japan 1 0% 1
Macedonia 1 0% 1
Spain 1 0% 1
Sri Lanka 1 0% 1
United States 45 87% 70
TOTAL 77 51% 126
*Includes valid emergency requests if any were received during this period.

Requests from the United States

  • Number of requests45
  • Percentage accompanied by a
    non-disclosure order
    78%
Subpoenas Court Orders Search Warrants Wiretap Orders Pen Register Orders Emergency Requests
71% 18% 9% 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.

Spain

  • A police department in Spain provided a court order requesting detailed information for a site due to the “disclosure of information about public officials and insults”. No valid legal process was provided.

Italy

  • A police department in Italy requested detailed information for a site in order to identify the “site administrator’s connections”. They provided no additional explanation and no valid legal process. 

China 

  • A police department in China requested detailed information for a site they believed to be the original source of content that was subsequently disseminated elsewhere online. The reason for their request was “for the purpose of prevention & detection of crime”. No valid legal process was provided.