2021: Jan 1 – Jun 30

Country Number of requests Percentage of requests where some or all information was produced Number of accounts specified
Bangladesh 1 0% 1
France 3 0% 3
Germany 4 0% 3
Guatemala 1 0% 1
India 7 0% 6
Italy 1 0% 1
Mexico 1 0% 1
New Zealand 1 0% 1
Romania 1 0% 1
Spain 1 0% 1
United States 66 94% 113
TOTAL 87 71% 132

*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 66
  • Percentage accompanied by a non-disclosure order 75%
Subpoenas Court Orders Search Warrants Wiretap Orders Pen Register Orders Emergency Requests
80% 12% 8% 0% 0% 0%
  • 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 about the author of a site critical of the Indian government and electoral process, stating it contained “elements of hate and abuse regarding the Prime Minister of India”. No valid legal process was provided.

Guatemala

  • The National Civil Police of Guatemala requested detailed information about the author of a site containing allegations of abuse, said to be perpetrated by a high-ranking government official. They provided no additional explanation, and no valid legal process. 

Italy 

  • A police department in Italy requested detailed information about the author of a site critical of a town’s Mayor, and the alleged mismanagement of public services, citing the “crime of defamation in the press”. No valid legal process was provided.