2021: Jul 1 – Dec 31

CountryNumber of RequestsPercentage of requests where some or all information was producedNumber of accounts specified
Argentina10%1
Australia10%1
Austria10%1
Brazil10%1
Chile10%1
France60%5
Germany20%2
India8*0%9
Italy30%4
Poland20%2
United Kingdom10%1
United States26*92%46
TOTAL53**45%74
* Includes valid emergency requests if any were received during this period.
** Includes information provided when a valid MLAT request has been made.
SubpoenasCourt OrdersSearch WarrantsWiretap OrdersPen Register OrdersEmergency Requests
81%0%15%0%0%4%
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.

France

  • A police department in France requested detailed information about the author of a site critical of the mayor of local municipality, and the alleged mismanagement of public services stating it was “defamation towards individuals”. No valid legal process was provided.

India

  • A police department in India requested the takedown of a site, and detailed information about the author who had published allegations of fraudulent activity within the Indian antique business. They stated it could “spoil the reputation” of a company and its CEO. No valid legal process was provided.

Italy 

  • A police department in Italy requested detailed information about the authors of multiple posts, published on multiple sites, containing conjecture about the romantic attachments of an Italian actress to a Chilean-American actor, an Italian actor, and an Italian tennis player. They provided no additional explanation and no valid legal process.