The report is the second summary of government
requests Verizon has publicly issued since shareholders
pressured the company to divulge information it shared with the
government in December.
The government issued 72,342 subpoenas, half of which request
subscriber information on a given phone number or IP address,
while others ask for transactional information, like the phone
numbers a customer has called, according to Verizon.
Verizon also received over 37,000 court orders, including 714
wiretaps, which give access to the content of communications and
over 3,000 pen registers and trap and trace orders, which give
the government real-time access to outgoing and incoming phone
"We repeat our call for governments around the world to make
public the number of demands they make for customer data from
telecom and Internet companies," Randal Milch, Verizon's general
counsel, wrote in a company blog.
The report included limited information on international
requests. France led all foreign countries listed in the report
in customer information point requests, which include phone
numbers or IP addresses used to identify a customer, with 762
(Reporting by Marina Lopes; Editing by Jan Paschal)
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