Civil Liberties

Verizon to Publish Transparency Report

Will disclose extent of law enforcement requests for user information


Verizon on Thursday said it would publish a report that would disclose data on the number of law enforcement requests it received for customer information in 2013 in the United States and other nations in which it does business.

Verizon's transparency report will identify the total number of law enforcement agency requests received from government authorities in criminal cases, the telecommunications giant said.

The report will also break out user data by category such as subpoenas, court orders and warrants. Verizon will also provide other details about the legal demands it receives, as well as information about requests for information in emergencies.

Verizon said the first report would come in early 2014, with updates being published semi-annually.