United States

July 2013 - December 2013

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We report U.S. government requests in two sections below: one for law enforcement requests and another for national security requests.

Law Enforcement Requests for Data

We respond to valid requests relating to criminal cases. Each and every request we receive is checked for legal sufficiency and we reject or require greater specificity on requests that are overly broad or vague.

Request TypeTotal RequestsUsers / Accounts RequestedPercentage of Requests Where Some Data Produced
Government Request TypeTotal RequestsUsers / Accounts PreservedPercentage of Requests Where Some Data Produced
Emergency Disclosures
Search Warrant
Court Order (Other)

National Security Requests for Data

The chart below reflects the volume of National Security Letters (NSLs) and Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) requests we received. It also provides a breakdown of how many of those FISA requests sought the content of accounts and how many sought non-content information (such as subscriber name). Within each of these categories, we can also disclose within ranges the total number of users accounts specified in the requests. In each of these areas - NSLs, FISA requests, content versus non-content orders, and the number of users specified in each area - we are limited to reporting data in bands of 500.

Request TypeTotal RequestsUsers / Accounts Requested
FISA Content Requests0 - 4995,000 - 5,499
FISA Non-Content Requests0 - 4990 - 499
NSLs0 - 4990 - 499

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