Number of user data requests made to Google from U.S. federal agencies and courts as of the 2nd half 2016

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This statistic shows the number of user data requests Google received from federal agencies and courts from the United States from 2010 to 2016, sorted by the respective six-month period in which the requests were published. Google received 13,682 user data requests from the United States' federal authorities during the second half of 2016.
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July 2017
United States
Survey time period
H1 2010 to H2 2016
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Government and federal agency requests for data
Supplementary notes
The table below provides the number of government requests for user data from the United States issued by U.S. authorities for U.S. criminal investigations as well as requests made on behalf of other governments pursuant to mutual legal assistance treaties and other diplomatic mechanisms.

Foreign Intelligence Surveillence Act (FISA) requests
National Security Letters (NSLs)
Criminal requests

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