Transparency Report about Government Requests for Member Data: Second Half of 2016

May 1, 2017

Today we’re releasing the latest Transparency Report numbers. The new report reflects the number of government requests for member data that LinkedIn processed from July through December of 2016.

The number of requests received is relatively flat compared to the prior reporting period (145 total requests worldwide in the first half of 2016, versus 150 for the second half of the year). However, there continues to be a noticeable uptick in the number of accounts affected, on average, by an individual request. This imbalance is one we’ll continue to monitor closely, along with the ongoing trend of requests accompanied by nondisclosure (“gag”) orders.