January 2017 - June 2017

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Requests for Data

We respond to valid requests relating to criminal cases. Each and every request we receive is checked for legal sufficiency and we reject or require greater specificity on requests that are overly broad or vague.

Request TypeTotal RequestsUsers / Accounts RequestedPercentage of Requests Where Some Data Produced
Legal Process48670385.22%

Preservation Requests

We will take steps to preserve account records in connection with official criminal investigations for 90 days pending our receipt of formal legal process.

Preservation RequestsUsers / Accounts Requested

Content Restrictions

We restricted access to three items alleged to violate Belgian hate speech laws in response to a request from UNIA, a trusted reporter under the European Commission Code of Conduct on Countering Illegal Hate Speech Online. We also restricted access to two pages reported by the Directorate-General Economic Inspection for allegedly illegally promoting the reselling of tickets in Belgium and 18 pieces of content related to Holocaust denial.

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