Transparency Report

Introduction

At AT&T, we take our responsibility to protect your information and privacy very seriously as set out in our Privacy Policy, which you can find here.

This Report

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

In this report, “AT&T” refers to the AT&T Communications and AT&T Latin America operating units; it does not include the WarnerMedia or Xandr operating units.

 

National Security Demands
National Security Letters
Jan.–June 2018
July–Dec. 2018
Total Received 500–999 500–999
Customer Selectors Targeted
2,500–2,999 2,500–2,999
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
July–Dec. 2017
Jan.–June 2018
Total Content 0–499 0–499
Customer Selectors Targeted
8,000–8,499 13,500–13,999
Total Non-Content 0–499 0–499
Customer Selectors Targeted
0–499 0–499
Total U.S. Criminal & Civil Demands
 
Total Demands
Jan.–June 2018
July–Dec. 2018
(Federal, State and Local; Criminal and Civil)
121,498
120,434
Subpoenas 92,620 93,077
Criminal 83,047 83,228
Civil 9,573 9,849
Court Orders (General) 10,034 9,727
Historic 7,090 6,613
Real-Time (Pen registers) 2,944 3,114
Search Warrants/Probable Cause Court Orders    
Historic 12,499 11,056
Stored Content 4,104 3,954
Other 8,395
7,102
Real-Time 6,345 6,574
Wiretaps 1,137 1,140
Mobile Locate Demands 5,208 5,434
Demands Rejected/Partial or No Data Provided
(Breakout detail of data included in Total U.S. Criminal & Civil Demands)
 
Jan.–June 2018
July–Dec. 2018
Total
58,152
59,692
Rejected/Challenged 3,411 3,116
Partial or No Information 54,741 56,576
Location Demands
(Breakout detail of data included in Total U.S. Criminal & Civil Demands)
 
Jan.–June 2018
July–Dec. 2018
Total
42,180
42,145
Historic 32,830 32,549
Real-Time 8,184
8,275
Cell Tower 1,166 1,321
Emergency Requests
 
Jan.–June 2018
July–Dec. 2018
Total
67,759
68,094
911 54,153 56,675
Exigent 13,606 11,419
International Demands (See details in linked text)


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