Below, we disclose information about the requests for user information that we receive from U.S. authorities under the following legal processes:
We've petitioned the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to allow us to publish precise numbers of national security requests, including FISA disclosures—in terms of both the number we receive and their scope.
The table below provides a range of how many National Security Letters (NSLs) we've received and a range of how many users/accounts were specified each year since 2009. For more information about NSLs, please refer to our FAQ. These ranges are not included in the total sum of user data requests that we report biannually.
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Government requests for user data from the United States include those issued by U.S. authorities for U.S. investigations as well as requests made on behalf of other governments pursuant to mutual legal assistance treaties and other diplomatic mechanisms. For more information, please refer to our FAQ about legal process.