Time Warner Cable issues its first transparency report

Following in the footsteps of many other technology companies, including Verizon and Comcast, Time Warner Cable is issuing its first ever transparency report to the public. The report gives an indication as to the amount of requests by law enforcement for subscriber data and messaging information, covering the entirety of the year 2013.

Not to be outdone by its competitors (or future owner), Time Warner Cable has released a transparency report of its own. From January to June last year, the telco obeyed some 12,000 information requests from the government that break down as such. Of the legal requests, 82 percent were for subpoenas, 12 percent were for court orders and four percent related to search warrants. Seventy-seven percent of the time that data was requested, it was subscriber and transactional info that was disclosed, 20 percent resulted in no data shared at all and three percent of the time, content information was disclosed. Because the report doesn’t give exact numbers, though, comparing the precise amount of requests that TWC handled with its competitors isn’t exactly easy.


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