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Microsoft today published their bi-annual Law Enforcement Requests Report and U.S National Security Order Report. These reports reveals the number of requests Microsoft has received for customer information from law enforcement agencies around the world, how Microsoft responded to those requests, and aggregated data on national security related data requests Microsoft received from the U.S. government.
The Law Enforcement Requests Report published today covers the period from July to December 2014. The U.S. National Security Order Report provides information on National Security Letters we received for the same period as well. It also includes requests made under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act from January through June 2014. (FISA court orders are subject to a six-month reporting delay.)
While we saw little change from the proceeding period in the overall number of law enforcement and government requests for Microsoft customer data, the world around us continues to change.