Can I obtain information about someone’s Instagram account?

US federal law doesn't allow private parties to obtain account content (example: comments, photos and so on) from providers like Instagram.

Instagram may provide reasonably available basic subscriber information (not content), if any, only where the requested information is indispensable to a case and not within a party’s possession upon personal service of a valid California or federal subpoena. Out-of-state civil subpoenas must be domesticated in California. Instagram may provide account holders with notice and an opportunity to resist civil subpoenas and reserves all rights and objections.

Those seeking non-content information must specifically identify the account at issue by providing the Instagram username, profile URL and relevant date. We can't identify accounts without this information. Usernames and/or profile URLs may be found in the uniform resource locator available in a browser displaying the account in question. For example, in the URL, “abc” is the username.

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