|Country||Number of Requests||Percentage of requests where some or all information was produced||Number of accounts specified|
** Includes information provided when a valid MLAT request has been made.
|Subpoenas||Court Orders||Search Warrants||Wiretap Orders||Pen Register Orders||Emergency Requests|
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.