United States

January 2015 - June 2015

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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
Total17,57726,57979.85%
Government Request TypeTotal RequestsUsers / Accounts PreservedPercentage of Requests Where Some Data Produced
Court Order (Other)
29534571.53%
Court Order (18 USC 2703(d))
23734378.90%
Emergency Disclosures
66680973.72%
Pen Register/Trap and Trace
1,0661,31580.58%
Search Warrant
9,73715,01383.96%
Subpoena
5,3758,47572.52%
Title III
20127986.57%

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 permitted to report data in bands of 500.

Request TypeTotal RequestsUsers / Accounts Requested
NSLs0 - 4990 - 499
FISA Content Requests500 - 99913,500 - 13,999
FISA Non-Content Requests0 - 4990 - 499

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