Hundreds of millions of people trust Dropbox to keep their data private and secure. One way we work to earn that trust is through our commitment to transparency about government requests for user information. Since 2012, we’ve made these requests public in our Transparency Report. Today we’re publishing the details of the government data requests we’ve received from January through June of 2016.
We’ve updated biannual transparency report, which shows how often we receive and respond to requests for user information from law enforcement, to reflect information for the second half of 2015.
Twice each year, we publish a Transparency Report describing the number of government data requests we received and how we responded to them. Today, we’re updating and expanding our report. The update details the government data requests we received in the first half of 2015. We’re expanding the report to cover government requests to block content.
At Dropbox, we want to be as transparent as possible about government requests for user information. We publish a Transparency Report twice a year to share the number of requests we’ve received, and we’ve laid out principles that guide how we handle these requests. Since today is international Data Privacy Day, it’s a perfect time to provide you with an update.
Safeguarding your stuff is our highest priority and we’re constantly at work behind the scenes. But if you’ve ever felt like figuring out how to take the extra steps — or even knowing which steps to take — is confusing, you’re not alone. That’s why we’re helping start Simply Secure, a new organization dedicated to creating security technology and tools that are simple and easy to use, just like Dropbox itself.