The first transparency report from a phone company is out, and surprisingly, it isn’t a major player, but rather CREDO Mobile. CREDO Mobile, a small service with only 125,000 subscribers, partners with Sprint and piggybacks off its networks to provide service to its customers. Because of its small size, the report was rather detailed, showing the type of request, the agency that made the request, the state where the subscriber lives, and whether the request yielded any information. In total, the government made 16 requests in 2013, affecting 15 individual users, 14 of which resulted in CREDO giving up some information. AT&T and Verizon have both said that would publish reports about the data they hand over to the government, but neither have done so yet.

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Meg Burton is a Legal Fellow at Stream Industry. She is a member of the State Bar of California. In law school, she served as an Associate on the Federal Communications Law Journal. She writes about the areas of Communications and Telecommunications Law.

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