National Security Demands
Recent guidance by the Department of Justice has authorized us to report on the receipt of National Security Letters and court orders issued under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). National Security Letters are subpoenas issued by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in regard to counterterrorism or counterintelligence. These subpoenas are limited to non-content information, such as a list of phone numbers dialed or subscriber information.
Court orders issued pursuant to FISA direct communications providers to respond to government requests for content and non-content data related to national security investigations, such as international terrorism or espionage.
These types of demands have very strict policies regarding our ability to disclose the requests. On January 27, 2014, the Department of Justice provided new guidance that authorizes us to disclose certain information, in a specified manner, related to the National Security Letters and Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Orders we have received. See, http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2014/January/14-ag-081.html.
Consistent with the guidance of the Department of Justice, our report includes the range of customer accounts potentially impacted by these National Security Demands.
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