United States

July 2016 - December 2016

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United States Law Enforcement Requests for Data

We respond to government requests for data in accordance with applicable law and our terms of service. Each and every request we receive is carefully reviewed for legal sufficiency and we may reject or require greater specificity on requests that appear overly broad or vague. During this period, approximately 50% of legal process we received from authorities in the U.S. was accompanied by a non-disclosure order legally prohibiting us from notifying the affected users.

Request TypeTotal RequestsUsers / Accounts RequestedPercentage of Requests Where Some Data Produced
Total26,01441,49283.46%
Government Request TypeTotal RequestsUsers / Accounts PreservedPercentage of Requests Where Some Data Produced
Search Warrant
14,73623,19985.32%
Subpoena
6,53611,93580.78%
Court Order (18 USC 2703(d))
7381,47690.92%
Court Order (Other)
23628468.64%
Pen Register/Trap and Trace
1,9482,24083.11%
Emergency Disclosures
1,6952,18178.29%
Title III
12517763.20%

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
37,54164,567

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