Amazon now an open book on search warrants and subpoenas
Amazon.com has published its first transparency report describing how it has responded to requests from law enforcers for information about its customers.
The company fielded 813 subpoenas, 25 search warrants, 13 court orders and fewer than 250 national security requests from U.S. authorities. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act prohibits Amazon from disclosing exactly how many National Security Letters and FISA court orders it has received: the number may have been zero.
Despite its reluctance to release the information—companies such as Apple and Google are years ahead of it—Amazon says it is no lackey of the state security apparatus.