Transparency Report

Introduction

At AT&T, we take our responsibility to protect your information and privacy very seriously. We continue our pledge to protect your privacy to the fullest extent possible and in compliance with applicable law.

Like all companies, we are required by law to provide information to government and law enforcement entities, as well as parties to civil lawsuits, by complying with court orders, subpoenas, lawful discovery requests and other legal requirements. We ensure that these requests are valid and that our responses comply with the law and our own policies.

This Report

This AT&T Transparency Report provides specific data regarding the number and types of demands to which we responded for the first half of 2017, as well as Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act demands for the second half of 2016. For comparison purposes, we have included data from our prior report.

National Security Demands
National Security Letters
July–Dec. 2016
Jan.–June 2017
Total Received 500–999 500–999
Customer Selectors Targeted
2,000–2,499 3,000–3,499
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
Jan.–June 2016
July–Dec. 2016
Total Content 0–499 0–499
Customer Selectors Targeted
12,000–12,499 7,500–7,999
Total Non-Content 0–499 0–499
Customer Selectors Targeted
0–499 0–499
Total U.S. Criminal & Civil Demands
Total Demands
July–Dec. 2016
Jan.–June 2017
(Federal, State and Local; Criminal and Civil)
120,674
131,935
Subpoenas 91,814 100,829
Criminal 81,391 90,445
Civil 10,423 10,384
Court Orders (General) 11,177 12,011
Historic 8,172 8,838
Real-Time (Pen registers) 3,005 3,173
Search Warrants / Probable Cause Court Orders    
Historic 12,073 12,737
Stored Content 3,816 3,912
Other 8,257 8,825
Real-Time 5,610 6,358
Wiretaps 1,135 1,219
Mobile Locate Demands 4,475 5,139
Demands Rejected / Partial or No Data Provided
(Breakout detail of data included in Total U.S. Criminal & Civil Demands)
 
July–Dec. 2016
Jan.–June 2017
Total
31,638
35,215
Rejected / Challenged 3,564 3,910
Partial or No Information 28,074 31,305
Location Demands
(Breakout detail of data included in Total U.S. Criminal & Civil Demands)
 
July–Dec. 2016
Jan.–June 2017
Total
33,593
36,133
Historic 25,198 26,941
Real-Time 7,608 8,299
Cell Tower 787 893
Emergency Requests
 
July–Dec. 2016
Jan.–June 2017
Total
57,524
55,860
911 45,024 41,755
Exigent 12,500 14,105
International Demands (See details in linked text)


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