Government Agencies

eBay understands the critical role that government agencies take in ensuring that our online community continues to be a safe place to do business.

eBay works with law enforcement, tax authorities, and agencies responsible for enforcing intellectual property rights.  This collaboration with government helps maintain the eBay community's positive reputation, and helps consumers be assured items they purchase are genuine. 

No activity that may expose us or our users to legal liability is tolerated, and if needed, we have committed to assisting external criminal investigations to support the strength our community. At times, we may need to disclose users' personal information to the groups mentioned above.  Government and third party requests, however, must be substantiated to ensure that user privacy is also maintained.  If you are a government agency, please click on the appropriate link in the side-bar to follow our formal information request process.