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Government Data Requests

We fight any requests that we deem unclear, improper, overbroad, or unlawful.

For each country listed below, we report the number of government requests for user data received, the number of accounts specified in the requests, and the number of requests with which we complied (in whole or in part). While we can’t control the number of requests, we demand that government data requests be made through lawful means and for lawful purposes.

We carefully scrutinize each request to make sure that it complies with the law, and we push back on those requests that don’t satisfy our rigorous standards. When we are compelled to disclose data, consistent with our Global Principles for Responding to Government Requests, we disclose only as much data as is necessary to comply with the request.

Requests By Country

Country No Data Found Rejected Only NCD Disclosed Content Disclosed Total Government Data Requests Total Government Specified Accounts
Argentina 19 49 53 10 131 162
Australia 30 124 93 6 253 314
Austria 0 6 1 0 7 11
Belgium 0 5 0 0 5 5
Brazil 19 40 53 70 182 249
Canada 0 5 2 7 14 17
Chile 0 1 0 0 1 1
Colombia 0 3 1 0 4 4
Denmark 0 3 0 0 3 3
France 60 500 250 0 810 1,071
Germany 125 936 500 0 1,561 2,146
Greece 0 7 0 0 7 13
Guatemala 0 1 0 0 1 1
Hong Kong 18 39 93 1 151 156
Hungary 0 2 0 0 2 2
India 57 293 167 122 639 1,173
Indonesia 0 1 0 0 1 14
Ireland 0 2 6 17 25 40
Israel 0 2 0 0 2 4
Italy 10 167 64 0 241 357
Kosovo 0 1 0 0 1 1
Lithuania 0 1 0 0 1 1
Macedonia 0 1 0 0 1 1
Malta 0 22 0 0 22 35
Mexico 6 17 10 0 33 55
Netherlands 0 2 0 0 2 2
New Zealand 2 3 1 4 10 12
Norway 0 2 0 0 2 2
Philippines 0 1 0 0 1 1
Portugal 0 2 0 0 2 10
Romania 0 1 0 0 1 2
Singapore 4 35 26 0 65 73
Spain 14 84 24 0 122 158
Sweden 0 8 0 0 8 10
Switzerland 0 3 0 0 3 5
Taiwan 76 117 1,391 16 1,600 2,578
United Kingdom 121 474 517 1 1,113 1,581
United States** 433 210 2,677 900 4,220 7,745
Global Total 994 3,170 5,929 1,154 11,247 18,015
** These numbers do not include U.S. national security requests reported in more detail on the U.S.-specific page.



Emergency Disclosure Requests (Global)

In addition to Government Data Requests, Yahoo receives requests from governments seeking information in emergency situations, i.e. the disclosure of information is sought to save a life or prevent serious physical harm. The chart below represents the number of such requests that Yahoo received globally during the reporting period, the number of accounts specified in those requests, and the percentage of the requests that resulted in the disclosure of some information.

Number of Requests Number of Accounts Percentage of Requests Resulting in Disclosure of Data
153 264 72%
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