Google user data requests by U.S. federal authorities 2010-2019

This statistic shows the number of user data requests Google received from federal agencies and courts from the United States from 2010 to 2019, sorted by the respective six-month period in which the requests were published. Google received 26,186 user data requests regarding a total of 65,931 user accounts from federal authorities in the United States during the second half of 2019.

Number of user data requests issued to Google from U.S. federal agencies and courts as of 2nd half 2019

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Release date

May 2020


United States

Survey time period

H1 2010 to H2 2019

Special properties

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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