Comcast received more than 24,000 customer data requests in 2013
Published on Mar 21, 2014 3:25 AM
WASHINGTON (AFP) - US conglomerate Comcast said Thursday it received 24,698 law enforcement requests for customer data in 2013, plus some for national security reasons.
The company, which published its first "transparency report," followed guidelines of an agreement with US authorities which allow only a range of numbers to be reported on national security requests.
Comcast, which operates the largest US cable broadband service and owns NBCUniversal, said the number of orders from the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court were between zero and 999 in the first six months of 2013.
Internet companies are required to delay these reports on secret court orders for at least six months, so only the period up to June 30 is covered.
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