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Comcast Received More than 25,000 Data Requests in 2013



Comcast has issued its first-ever transparency report, becoming the first cable company to release information about government data requests

The report, released on Thursday, revealed that Comcast has received 25,000 requests from the U.S. federal, state and local law enforcement and government agencies in 2013

The vast majority of those (19,377) are subpoenas, which “seek basic customer account information,” according to the report. Comcast also received 3,893 court orders, including just two wiretaps, which allow law enforcement agencies access to real-time content of a customer’s communications. Law enforcement agencies also sent 253 warrants seeking the content of customer’s past communications. Read more…

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