Government Data Requests
We fight any requests that we deem unclear, improper, overbroad, or unlawful.
Ron Bell, Yahoo General Counsel
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|
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|