In Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Google routinely gives American and foreign governments information, including emails, according to Google’s Transparency Report.

Total information requests from Canada in 2013 totalled 101, of which only about a third resulted in some data being turned over.

According to the Transparency Report, Google seems to imply that it only discloses information such as  sign-in IP addresses, account email  and name, and other less sensitive information if the request is made directly from a Canadian government agency. Their language is vague, but it seems that email content would only be disclosed if requested through a diplomatic process like MLAT. 

Types of information is disclosed for Gmail depends on the basis of request (made by a Canadian agency through the US Department of Justice):


        – Subscriber registration information (e.g., name, account creation information, associated email addresses, phone number)

        – Sign-in IP addresses and associated time stamps

Court Order:

        – Non-content information (such as non-content email header information)

        – Information obtainable with a subpoena

Search Warrant:

        – Email content

        – Information obtainable with a subpoena or court order

Google does not provide information about the categories or specifics of the requests or the agencies which make them.

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Crease Harman LLP