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[liberationtech] Microsoft Releases 2012 Law Enforcement Requests Report

Nadim Kobeissi nadim at
Thu Mar 21 07:07:16 PDT 2013

We did it! Our Skype Open Letter worked!!!

*Pats self on back*


On Thu, Mar 21, 2013 at 10:04 AM, James Losey <losey at> wrote:

> From the blog post:
> "As noted in the data table (available in the PDF below) in 2012,
> Microsoft and Skype received a total of 75,378 law enforcement requests.
> Those requests potentially impacted 137,424 accounts. While it is not
> possible to directly compare the number of requests to the number of users
> affected, it is likely that less than 0.02% of active users were affected.
> The data shows that, after a careful review of each request by our
> compliance teams, 18% of law enforcement requests to Microsoft resulted in
> the disclosure of no customer data. Approximately 79.8% of requests to
> Microsoft resulted in the disclosure of only non-content information, and
> only a small number of law enforcement requests (2.2%) resulted in the
> disclosure of customer content. To further explain the data, we have
> included Frequently Asked Questions and Answers below."
> Report page:
> Blog post:
> PDF:
> NY Times:
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