Transparency Report and Warrant Canary
In light of our attachment to online privacy – we would like to present our Transparency report and Warrant canary in order to inform you about legal requests for information of our users.
Between the 1st of January 2017 and 30st June 2017, Mailfence has
- received requests for user identification in 12 cases.
- provided user identification because of a valid Belgium court order in 9 cases.
Last updated: Sunday, 1st of August 2017 (this information will be updated every half year)
Next update date: Friday, 5th of January 2018
To be counted as a request for information, the request must come through a legal channel. We do not count unofficial requests which are always rejected. The only legally binding requests are from Belgian courts that we are legally obligated to comply with.
Although a gag order is legally not possible in Belgium, we still publish a warrant canary. Mailfence being a Belgian company, it cannot receive and has never received any US National Security Letters or FISA court orders. We also have not been subject to any gag order by a FISA court. Finally, we have never placed any backdoors in our hardware or software and have not received any requests to do so.
Previous Tranparency Reports
Between the launch of Mailfence and 31st of December 2016 Mailfence has
- received requests for user identification in 5 cases.
- provided user identification because of a valid Belgium court order in 4 cases.
If you have any questions or would like to share your feedback, feel free to send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org