Facebook user data requests by U.S. federal authorities 2013-2019

Facebook received 51,121 user data requests from federal agencies and courts in the United States during the second half of 2019. The social network produced some user data in 88 percent of requests from U.S. federal authorities. The United States account for the largest share of Facebook user data requests worldwide.

Number of user data requests issued to Facebook 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 2013 to H2 2019

Special properties

government and federal agency requests for data

Supplementary notes

Includes subpoenas, search warrants, Title III (wiretap), pen register/trap and trace, court order: 18 USC 2703(d) and other court orders.

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