We report U.S. government requests in two sections below: one for law enforcement requests and another for national security requests.
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 Type||Total Requests||Users / Accounts Requested||Percentage of Requests Where Some Data Produced|
|Government Request Type||Total Requests||Users / Accounts Preserved||Percentage of Requests Where Some Data Produced|
Court Order (Other)
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 Type||Total Requests||Users / Accounts Requested|
|FISA Content Requests||0 - 499||5,000 - 5,499|
|FISA Non-Content Requests||0 - 499||0 - 499|
|NSLs||0 - 499||0 - 499|