In commemoration of this anniversary, and in furtherance of our commitment to our users to provide as much information as possible about the demands for user information AOL receives from governments and law enforcement, AOL is releasing its transparency report for the first half of 2014.
The following tables detail the number of demands for data we have received from government authorities. The first table includes information on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act ("FISA") orders that AOL has received for non-content and content information. The second table provides information on the National Security Letters ("NSLs") that AOL has received. The third table provides information on the legal demands that AOL has received from federal, state, and local authorities in criminal investigations (outside of the national security context). It is important to note that AOL vigorously contests on behalf of our users any demands that we believe are ambiguous or legally defective.
As with our previous transparency reports, the tables below indicate that demands for user data impact less than one hundredth of one percent of AOL accounts. In addition, the number of accounts may not equal the number of individuals impacted, as users may have multiple accounts that are the subject of such demands.
AOL is a strong advocate for meaningful reform on these issues, as reflected in the principles we announced together with other technology companies in December 2013, and we will continue to push the Administration and Congress to enact reforms that will ensure the privacy and security of our users.