"Yahoo! is handing over private and personal information about hundreds of its users to Australian government agents, a new transparency report has revealed.
In the first six months of 2013, Australian government agents made 704 requests for access to data relating to 799 Yahoo!! accounts or users.
The US-headquartered company granted full access in response to just 11 of those requests - handing over information such as the content of Yahoo!! emails, uploaded files and Yahoo! address, calendar and notepad entries.
The firm also handed over so-called "non-content data" in response to 305 of the requests - giving government agents access to information such as the names, locations, IP addresses, login details and billing information belonging to Yahoo! account holders.
Yahoo! rejected 242 of the requests for data and found no data in 146 of the cases.
The figures were revealed in Yahoo!'s first global transparency report released at the weekend, which outlined requests for data made by government agents in 17 countries.
US government agents made 12,444 requests for data relating to 40,322 Yahoo! accounts or users in the first six months of 2013.
German agents made 4295 requests about 5306 accounts or users.
New Zealand agents made just nine requests about nine accounts or users."