Time Warner Cable responds to legal process because it is required to do so by law and because it is the right thing to do to strengthen the communities we serve. Past responses have helped law enforcement to recover missing children, prevent suicides and help prevent or respond to fraud and other illegal activity that threaten our customers' personal information and computers.
Like other communications companies, we are served with legal process (subpoenas, court orders, search warrants) compelling the disclosure of customer information and business records. We believe helping our customers understand how often information about our customers is being requested is important. The Time Warner Cable Transparency Report summarizes the volume and types of requests we receive from governmental entities for customer information. We will issue future Transparency Reports on a semi-annual basis. We have also provided answers to frequently asked questions related to the practices we follow to strengthen protections for the privacy of customer information.
We are not permitted to disclose the exact number of National Security Orders that were issued to us, but earlier this year the government released a Notice of Declassification permitting us to inform our customers about the aggregate number of these orders using a broad range. The table below covers the number of national security orders we received in the first half of 2013:
|Time Period||Total National Security Orders Received||Total Users/Accounts Specified|
|1/1/2013 - 6/30/2013||0 - 249||0 - 249|