Law Enforcement

Yik Yak is committed to cooperating with law enforcement in response to appropriate legal process — such as a subpoena, court order, or search warrant — or in response to a valid emergency request. 

Yik Yak evaluates emergency requests on a case-by-case basis. Please note that Yik Yak does not ask users to provide their real names, mailing addresses, or email addresses.

Members of law enforcement can find additional information, including instructions on submitting an emergency request to Yik Yak’s legal department, in our guidelines for law enforcement.

Please be aware that the federal Stored Communications Act, 18 U.S.C. § 2701 et seq., restricts Yik Yak’s disclosure of user account information without the lawful consent of the account holder or unless authorized by a properly issued warrant, court order, or subpoena. As a result, Yik Yak can only respond to requests for user account information that are received directly from a law enforcement agency pursuant to appropriate legal process.