United States

January 2016 - June 2016

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United States 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
Total23,85438,95180.65%
Government Request TypeTotal RequestsUsers / Accounts PreservedPercentage of Requests Where Some Data Produced
Court Order (Other)
30434872.37%
Court Order (18 USC 2703(d))
47793787.84%
Emergency Disclosures
1,1071,59074.53%
Pen Register/Trap and Trace
1,6031,84880.41%
Search Warrant
13,74221,62681.39%
Subpoena
6,52612,44780.19%
Title III
9515571.58%

United States National Security Requests for Data

The chart below reflects the ranges for National Security Letters (NSLs) received during the reporting period and the ranges for all accounts specified in the requests. We are limited to reporting this data in bands of 500.

By law, we are permitted to disclose national security data in ranges and must delay the release of data relating to Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) requests. If you would like to know past details of the number (within ranges) and nature of orders that seek the content of accounts and those requesting non-content information (such as subscriber name), all within ranges of 500, the most recent information is available here.

Request TypeTotal RequestsUsers / Accounts Requested
NSLs0 - 4990 - 499

United States Preservation Requests

We will take steps to preserve account records in connection with official criminal investigations for 90 days pending our receipt of formal legal process.

Preservation RequestsUsers / Accounts Requested
31,89356,714

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