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 second half of 2016, as well as national security demands for the first half of 2016. For comparison purposes, we have included data from our prior report. 

National Security Demands
National Security Letters
July - Dec. 2015
Jan. – June 2016
Total Received 500 - 999 500 - 999
Customer Selectors Targeted 2,000 - 2,499 2,000 - 2,499
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act1
July - Dec. 2015
Jan. – June 2016
Total Content
0 - 499 0 - 499
Customer Selectors Targeted 7,000 - 7,499 12,000 - 12,499
Total Non-Content
0 - 499 0 - 499
Customer Selectors Targeted
0 - 499

0 - 499

Total U.S. Criminal & Civil Demands
Total Demands
Jan. – July 2016
July – Dec. 2016
(Federal, State and Local; Criminal and Civil)
137,633
120,674
Subpoenas 103,011 91,814
Criminal 92,994 81,391
Civil 10,017 10,423
Court Orders (General) 16,077 11,177
Historic 12,665 8,172
Real-Time (Pen registers) 3,412 3,005
Search Warrants / Probable Cause Court Orders
Historic 12,638 12,073
Stored Content 3,795 3,816
Other 8,843 8,257
Real-Time 5,907 5,610
Wiretaps 1,229 1,135
Mobile Locate Demands 4,678 4,475
Demands Rejected / Partial or No Data Provided
(Breakout detail of data included in Total U.S. Criminal & Civil Demands)
Jan. – June 2016
July – Dec. 2016
Total
32,198
31,638
Rejected / Challenged 3,012 3,564
Partial or No Information 29,186 28,074
Location Demands
(Breakout detail of data included in Total U.S. Criminal & Civil Demands)
Jan. – June 2016
July – Dec. 2016
Total
36,935
33,593
Historic 27,909 25,198
Real-Time 8,363 7,608
Cell Tower 663 787
Emergency Requests
Jan. – June 2016
July – Dec. 2016
Total
60,935
57,524
911 46,273 45,024
Exigent 14,662 12,500
International Demands (See details in linked text)


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