2020: Jul 1 – Dec 31

Country Number of requests Percentage of requests where some or all information was produced Number of accounts specified
Brazil 2 0% 2
Canada 1 0% 1
China 1 0% 1
Costa Rica 1 0% 1
France 4 25% 4
Germany 3 0% 3
India 13 0% 12
Italy 1 0% 1
Mexico 1 0% 1
Peru 1 0% 1
Portugal 3 0% 1
Serbia 1 0% 1
Singapore 1 0% 1
Spain 3 0% 3
United States 56 95% 74
TOTAL 92 59% 107

*Includes valid emergency requests if any were received during this period.

*Includes information provided when a valid MLAT request has been made.

Requests from the United States

  • Number of requests 56
  • Percentage accompanied by a
    non-disclosure order
    84%
Subpoenas Court Orders Search Warrants Wiretap Orders Pen Register Orders Emergency Requests
80% 12% 6% 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.

India

  • A police department in India requested detailed information for, and the deletion of a site that is critical of the management of a university, due to “uploading malicious/fake news photos/images of reputed college principal/chancellor and faculty”. No valid legal process was provided.

Brazil

  • A police department in Brazil requested detailed information about the “person responsible for” a site that is critical of the privatization of state-owned companies. They provided no additional explanation, and no valid legal process. 

France 

  • A police department in France requested detailed information about the person “who posted documents” on a site that is critical of the financial management of a local municipality. They provided no additional explanation, and no valid legal process.