Here you can find our previous quarterly transparency reports, dating back to July 2013. If you're not sure what a term means, please see our chapter on Definitions. For more information on how we respond to requests for user information, please see our guidelines for requesting user information.

2020 Transparency Report
Government Information Requests

United States January - June 2020

Types Requests Some Information Produced Accounts   Accounts Notified**
Subpoena 28 28 34 3
Court Order  3 3 5 0
Warrant 14 14 15 2
Other* 1 1 1 0
Total 46 46 55 5

International January - June 2020

Country Types Requests Some Information Produced Accounts Accounts Notified**
Canada Other* 1 1 1 0
Total -- 1 1 1 0

*Other: Law enforcement requests such as wiretap orders, pen registers, trap and trace, and emergency disclosure requests

**Accounts Notified: The account owner was notified before production.

National Security Requests*
Time Period No. of Requests
January to June 2020 0-249

*National Security Request: Any national security letters and orders issued under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act for user information

Government Content Removal Requests

January - June 2020

Country  Community Guidelines Violation* Legal Removals**
Belgium 6 0
Germany 1 28
Kazakhstan 2 0
Korea 76 1
Russia 687 96
Turkey 18 4
Total 790 129

*Community Guidelines Violation: Content violates Pinterest Community Guidelines and was removed from the platform.

**Legal Removal: Content was reported by a government agency but did not violate Pinterest Community Guidelines and was therefore restricted from appearing only in the country where the request originated based on local law. 

Child Safety
Time Period Cybertip Reports
January to June 2020 1,638
2019 Transparency Report
US Law Enforcement Information Requests

Q1 January - March 2019

Types Requests Some information produced Accounts Accounts notified
Subpoena 10 10 11 4
Court order 0 0 0 0
Warrant 9 9 9 3
Total 19 19 20

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Q2 April - June 2019

Types Requests Some information produced Accounts Accounts notified
Subpoena 17 15 18 7
Court order 0 0 0 0
Warrant 11 10 12 3
Total 28 25 30 10

 

Q3 July - September 2019

Types Requests Some information produced Accounts Accounts notified
Subpoena 11 11 17 2
Court order 1 1 1 0
Warrant 23 23 26 7
Total 34 34 44

9

 

Q4 October - December 2019

Types Requests Some information produced Accounts Accounts notified
Subpoena 7 7 7 0
Court order 1 1 1 0
Warrant 7 7 10 7
Total 15 15 18 7

 

Non-US Government Information Requests

Time period Number of requests Some information produced Accounts Countries
January - March 2019 0 0 0 n/a
April - June 2019 0 0 0 n/a
July - September 2019 0 0 0 n/a

October - December 2019

3 3 4

United Kingdom, Brazil

 

National Security Requests
Time period Number of requests
January - June 2019 0-249
July - December 2019 0-249

 

Government Content Removal Requests
Type of violation // Time period Community Guidelines violation Legal removals Total Did not comply
January - March 2019

Germany (12)

Russia (20)

Turkey (1)

Germany (11)

Russia (45)

Turkey (1)

90 1
April - June 2019

Russia (56)

Turkey (9)

Germany (4)

Russia (15)

84 0
July - September 2019

India (12)

Russia (168)

Turkey (13)

Germany (76)

India (6)

Russia (59)

Turkey (1)

335 0
October - December 2019

Australia (2)

Germany (2)

India (11)

Russia (110)

Germany (1)

India (31)

Russia (13)

Turkey (1) 

175 0
2018 Transparency Report
US Law Enforcement Information Requests

January - March 2018

Types Requests Some information produced Accounts Accounts notified
Subpoena 6 4 4 3
Court order 1 1 1 0
Warrant 5 5 6 1
Total 12 10 11

4

April - June 2018

Types Requests Some information produced Accounts Accounts notified
Subpoena 7 4 5 3
Court order 1 1 1 0
Warrant 4 6 6 3
Total 12 11 12 6

July - September 2018

Types Requests Some information produced Accounts Accounts notified
Subpoena 10 8 12 6

Court order

2 2 2 1
Warrant 8 8 12 2
Total 20 18 28 9

October-December 2018

Types Requests Some information produced Accounts Accounts notified
Subpoena 7 7 8 1
Court order 1 1 1 0
Warrant 5 5 5 1
Total 13 13 14 2
Non-US Government Information Requests
Time period Number of requests Some information produced Accounts Countries
January - March 2018 0 0 0 n/a
April - June 2018 0 0 0 n/a
July - September 2018 1 1 2 UK
October - December 2018 0 0 0 n/a
National Security Requests
Time period Number of requests
January - June 2018 0-249
July - December 2018 0-249
Government Content Removal Requests
Type of violation // Time period Community Guidelines violation Legal removals Total Did not comply
January - March 2018 India (1), Russia (21) Russia (4) 26 0
April - June 2018 India (3), Korea (31), Malaysia (1), Pakistan (1), Russia (9), Turkey (5) Russia (3) 53 0
July - September 2018 Russia (3), Turkey (5) Russia (5) 11 0
October - December 2018 France (1), Russia (13), Turkey (4) Russia (44), Turkey (5) 67 0

 

 

2017 Transparency Report
US Law Enforcement Information Requests

January - March 2017

Types Requests Some information produced Accounts Accounts notified*
Subpoena 37 33 42 18
Court Order 2 2 2 0

Warrant

39 39 42 22
Total 78 74 86 40

April - June 2017

Types Requests Some Information Produced Accounts Accounts Notified*
Subpoena 22 21 24 8
Court Order 0 0 0 0

Warrant

20 19 20 5
Total 42 40 44 13

July - September 2017

Types Requests Some Information Produced Accounts Accounts Notified*
Subpoena 13 12 12 4
Court Order 1 1 1 0

Warrant

9 9 11 1
Total 23 22 24 5

October - December 2017

Types Requests Some Information Produced Accounts Accounts Notified*
Subpoena 5 3 3 1
Court Order 0 0 0 0

Warrant

7 7 7 0
Total 12 10 10 1

*Accounts notified means that the account owner was notified before production

Non-US Government Information Requests
Time Period Number of Requests Some Information Produced Accounts Countries
January - March 2017 0 0 0 n/a
April - June 2017 0 0 0 n/a
July - September 2017 0 0 0 n/a
October - December 2017 0 0 0 n/a
National Security Requests
Time Period Number of Requests
January - June 2017 0-249
July - December 2017 0-249
Government Content Removal Requests
Time Period Number of Requests Complied with Countries
January - March 2017 72 72 Russia, South Korea
April - June 2017 52 52 Russia
July - September 2017 57 56 Russia, South Korea
October - December 2017 23 23  

*When Pinterest complies with a government request to remove content, we restrict that content from appearing only in the country where the request originated. That content will still be available to all other users.

2016 Transparency Report
US Law Enforcement Information Requests

January - March 2016

Types Requests Some information produced Accounts Accounts notified
Subpoena 5 5 5 1
Court Order 1 1 1 0

Warrant

0 0 0 0
Total 6 6 6 1

April - June 2016

Types Requests Some Information Produced Accounts Accounts Notified
Subpoena 8 6 13 2
Court Order 1 1 12 0

Warrant

9 8 10 1
Total 18 15 35 3

July - September 2016

Types Requests Some information produced Accounts Accounts notified
Subpoena 14 11 75 71
Court Order 1 1 1 1

Warrant

5 5 8 5
Total 20 17 84 77

October - December 2016

Types Requests Some information produced Accounts Accounts notified
Subpoena 10 10 12 4
Court Order 1 1 2 0

Warrant

15 14 18 2
Total 26 25 32 6
Non-US Government Information Requests
Time Period Number of Requests Some Information Produced Accounts Countries
January - March 2016 0 0 0 n/a
April - June 2016 0 0 0 n/a
July - September 2016 0 0 0 n/a
October - December 2016 0 0 0 n/a
National Security Requests
Time Period Number of Requests
January 2016 - June 2016 0-249
July 2016 - December 2016 0-249
Government Content Removal Requests
Time Period Number of Requests Complied with Countries
January - March 2016 1 0 USA
April - June 2016 1 0 USA
July - September 2016 6 6 RUSSIA
October - December 2016 1 1 RUSSIA
2015 Transparency Report
US Law Enforcement Information Requests

January - March 2015

Types Requests Some information produced Accounts Accounts notified
Subpoena 7 7 10 4
Court Order 0 0 0 0

Warrant

2 2 3 0
Total 9 9 13 4

April - June 2015

Types Requests Some Information Produced Accounts Accounts Notified
Subpoena 9 8 11 7
Court Order 4 3 6 0

Warrant

6 6 8 6
Total 19 17 25 13

July - September 2015

Types Requests Some Information Produced Accounts Accounts Notified
Subpoena 8 8 9 3
Court Order 1 1 2 0

Warrant

2 2 2 2
Total 11 11 13 5

October - December 2015

Types Requests Some Information Produced Accounts Accounts Notified
Subpoena 6 6 6 2
Court Order 0 0 0 0

Warrant

1 1 1 0
Total 7 7 7 2
Non-US Government Information Requests
Time Period Number of Requests Some Information Produced Accounts Countries
October - December 2015 1 0 1 Germany
July - September 2015 0 0 0 n/a
April - June 2015 0 0 0 n/a
January  - March 2015 0 0 0 0
National Security Requests
Time Period Number of Requests
July 2015 - December 2015 0-249
January 2015 - June 2015 0-249
Government Content Removal Requests
Time Period Number of Requests Complied with Countries
October - December 2015 1 1 Russia
July - September 2015 3 3 Russia (3)
April - June 2015 0 0 n/a
January - March 2015 0 0 n/a
2014 Transparency Report
January - March 2014

Government Content Removal Requests: 0

United States Law Enforcement Requests; Number of accounts: 7

Warrant: 0 (0%); Protective Orders Obtained: 0

Subpoena: 7 (100%); Protective Order Obtained: 4

  • Grand Jury: 5 (72% of subpoenas)

  • Administrative: 2 (28% of subpoenas)

  • National security: 0

    Other: 0

    Requesting party & compliance

    Federal: 2 (2 subpoenas); Compliance w/partial or full production: 100%

    State/Local: MN (2), FL (1), IL (1), CA (1); Compliance w/partial or full production: 100%

    United States Civil Requests: 0

    Rest of World Requests: Australia (1); Number of accounts: 1 ; Compliance w/partial or full production: 0%

    April - June 2014

    Government Content Removal Requests: 0

    United States Law Enforcement Requests; Number of accounts: 19

    Warrant: 3 (33%); Protective Orders Obtained: 2

    Subpoena: 6 (67%); Protective Order Obtained: 1

  • Administrative: 4 (67% of subpoenas)

  • Court: 2 (33% of subpoenas)

  • National security: 0

    Other: 0

    Requesting party & compliance

    Federal: 3 (2 warrants, 1 subpoena); Compliance w/partial or full production: 33%

    State/Local: WI (2), MO (1), OH (1), GA (1), CA (1); Compliance w/partial or full production: 83%

    United States Civil Requests: 0

    Rest of World Law Enforcement Requests: Canada (1); Number of accounts: 3 ; Compliance w/partial or full production: 0%

    July - Sept 2014

    Government Content Removal Requests: 0

    United States Law Enforcement Requests; Number of accounts: 15

    Warrant: 3 (43%); Protective Orders Obtained: 3

    Subpoena: 7 (57%); Protective Order Obtained: 4

  • Grand Jury: 4 (57% of subpoenas)

  • Administrative: 0 (0% of subpoenas)

  • Court: 3 (43% of subpoenas)

  • National security: 0

    Other: 0

    Requesting party & compliance

    Federal: 4 (1 warrant, 3 subpoenas); Compliance w/partial or full production: 100%

    State/Local: CA (1), PA (1), NJ (1), TX (1), AK (1), TN (1); Compliance w/partial or full production: 100%

    United States Civil Requests: 3 ; Compliance w/partial or full production: 66%

    Rest of World Requests: None; Number of accounts: 0 ; Compliance w/partial or full production: 0%

    Oct - Dec 2014

    Government Content Removal Requests: 0

    United States Law Enforcement Requests; Number of accounts: 19

    Warrant: 4 (30%); Protective Orders Obtained: 3

    Subpoena: 9 (60%); Protective Order Obtained: 6

  • Grand Jury: 5 (55 % of subpoenas)

  • Administrative: 1 (11% of subpoenas)

  • Court: 3 (33% of subpoenas)

  • National security: 0

    Other:0

    Requesting party & compliance

    Federal: 4 (0 warrants, 4 subpoena); Compliance w/partial or full production: 75%

    State/Local: MI (1), IL (1), MN (1), AZ (1), ID (1), WI (1), VI (1), PA (1), ND (1); Compliance w/partial or full production: 77%

    United States Civil Requests: 0

    Rest of World Requests: None; Number of accounts: 0 ; Compliance w/partial or full production: 0%

    2013 Transparency Report
    July - September 2013

    Government Content Removal Requests: 0

    United States Law Enforcement Requests; Number of accounts: 7

    Warrant: 4 (57%); Protective Orders Obtained: 2

    Subpoena: 3 (43%); Protective Order Obtained: 1

  • Grand Jury: 1 (33% of subpoenas)
  • Court: 2 (66% of subpoenas)
  • Other: 0

    National security: 0

    Requesting party & compliance:

    Federal: 1; Compliance w/partial or full production: 100%

    State/Local: CA (2), FL (1), UT (1); NY (1) & WI (1); Compliance w/partial or full production: 83%

    United States Civil Requests: 0

    Rest of World Law Enforcement Requests:0

    October - December 2013

    Government Content Removal Requests: 0

    United States Law Enforcement Requests; Number of accounts: 5

    Warrant: 3 (60%); Protective Orders Obtained: 0

    Subpoena: 2 (40%); Protective Order Obtained: 0

  • Grand Jury: 1 (50% of subpoenas)
  • Court: 1 (50% of subpoenas)
  • Other: 0

    National security: 0

    Requesting party & compliance:

    Federal: 0

    State/Local: CA (2), FL (1), UT (1), OR (1); Compliance w/partial or full production: 100%

    United States Civil Requests: 1 (100%); Compliance w/partial or full production: 100%

    Rest of World Requests: 0

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