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 legal demands to which we responded for the second half of 2017, as well as Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act demands for the first half of 2017. For comparison purposes, we have included data from our prior report.

National Security Demands
National Security Letters
Jan.–June 2017
July–Dec. 2017
Total Received 500–999 500–999
Customer Selectors Targeted
3,000–3,499 3,500–3,999
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
July–Dec. 2016
Jan.–June 2017
Total Content 0–499 0–499
Customer Selectors Targeted
7,500–7,999 12,500–12,999
Total Non-Content 0–499 0–499
Customer Selectors Targeted
0–499 0–499
Total U.S. Criminal & Civil Demands
Total Demands
Jan.–June 2017
July–Dec. 2017
(Federal, State and Local; Criminal and Civil)
131,935
119,246
Subpoenas 100,829 90,909
Criminal 90,445 81,169
Civil 10,384 9,740
Court Orders (General) 12,011 10,504
Historic 8,838 7,547
Real-Time (Pen registers) 3,173 2,957
Search Warrants / Probable Cause Court Orders
Historic 12,737 11,656
Stored Content 3,912 3,662
Other 8,825 7,994
Real-Time 6,358 6,177
Wiretaps 1,219 1,127
Mobile Locate Demands 5,139 5,050
Demands Rejected / Partial or No Data Provided
(Breakout detail of data included in Total U.S. Criminal & Civil Demands)
Jan.–June 2017
July–Dec. 2017
Total
35,215
40,509
Rejected / Challenged 3,910 3,350
Partial or No Information 31,305 37,159
Location Demands
(Breakout detail of data included in Total U.S. Criminal & Civil Demands)
Jan.–June 2017
July–Dec. 2017
Total
36,133
37,670
Historic 26,941 29,022
Real-Time 8,299 7,729
Cell Tower 893 919
Emergency Requests
Jan.–June 2017
July–Dec. 2017
Total
55,860
59,838
911 41,755 47,230
Exigent 14,105 12,608
International Demands (See details in linked text)


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