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 first half of 2018, as well as Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act demands for the second half of 2017. For comparison purposes, we have included data from our prior report.

National Security Demands
National Security Letters
July–Dec. 2017
Jan.–June 2018
Total Received 500–999 500–999
Customer Selectors Targeted
3,500–3,999 2,500–2,999
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
Jan.–June 2017
July–Dec. 2017
Total Content 0–499 0–499
Customer Selectors Targeted
12,500–12,999 8,000–8,499
Total Non-Content 0–499 0–499
Customer Selectors Targeted
0–499 0–499
Total U.S. Criminal & Civil Demands
Total Demands
July–Dec. 2017
Jan.–June 2018
(Federal, State and Local; Criminal and Civil)
119,246
121,498
Subpoenas 90,909 92,620
Criminal 81,169 83,047
Civil 9,740 9,573
Court Orders (General) 10,504 10,034
Historic 7,547 7,090
Real-Time (Pen registers) 2,957 2,944
Search Warrants / Probable Cause Court Orders    
Historic 11,656 12,499
Stored Content 3,662 4,104
Other 7,994
8,395
Real-Time 6,177 6,345
Wiretaps 1,127 1,137
Mobile Locate Demands 5,050 5,208
Demands Rejected / Partial or No Data Provided
(Breakout detail of data included in Total U.S. Criminal & Civil Demands)
 
July–Dec. 2017
Jan.–June 2018
Total
40,509
58,152
Rejected / Challenged 3,350 3,411
Partial or No Information 37,159 54,741
Location Demands
(Breakout detail of data included in Total U.S. Criminal & Civil Demands)
 
July–Dec. 2017
Jan.–June 2018
Total
37,670
42,180
Historic 29,022 32,830
Real-Time 7,729 8,184
Cell Tower 919 1,166
Emergency Requests
 
July–Dec. 2017
Jan.–June 2018
Total
59,838
67,759
911 47,230 54,153
Exigent 12,608 13,606
International Demands (See details in linked text)


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