July 2016 - December 2016

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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 Process4,2755,41253.22%

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 in Germany to 262 items alleged to constitute "incitement of hatred” (volksverhetzung) or violations of the Youth Protection Law and a page alleged by the Federal Ministry of the Interior to be linked to a banned association. We also restricted 656 items related to Holocaust denial.

Number of pieces of content restricted

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