Transparency report: Updating our report for the first half of 2017

Illustration by Fanny Luor

Our relationship with millions of people and businesses around the world is built on trust, and Dropbox is committed to earning and maintaining that trust. One way we do this is by issuing a semi-annual Transparency Report describing government requests for user information and government requests to remove content from Dropbox. Today, we’re publishing our Transparency Report for the requests we received during the first half of 2017.

In responding to government requests, our Law Enforcement Response Team adheres to our data request principles: be transparent, fight overly broad requests, provide trusted services, and protect all users. These principles are designed to set a clear standard for protecting user information regardless of context.

In addition to publishing our regular Transparency Reports, we also advocate in court for the law to be developed in a way that protects user privacy. We recently signed an amicus brief in Carpenter v. United States, an important privacy case before the US Supreme Court. In our brief, we argued that Fourth Amendment protections, including the requirement for a search warrant, should apply to sensitive user information that is stored with a service provider like Dropbox.

We’re serious about protecting our users’ privacy and will continue striving to be worthy of their trust.