AT&T shall provide certain data and reports to the Government Agency, as specified in section 3.0 Tasks. The data that will be provided to the Government Agency is limited to telecommunications information and records and analysis thereof. In addition to the items provided in section 3.0 Tasks, AT&T shall provide expedited processing of information requested by compulsory legal requests (collectively referred to as Legal Process) regarding telecommunications information and records under the AT&T’s ownership or control.
U.S. Department of Justice cellular service provider data retention guide originally obtained by American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina.
While the government maintains a critical role in enforcing copyright law, it should be readily apparent that, in an age of viral, digital online distribution, prosecution of individual acts of infringement may serve a purpose, but standing alone this may not be the only or best solution to addressing Online Infringement. If Online Infringement is to be effectively combated, law enforcement must work with all interested parties, including copyright holders, their licensees, artists (and the guilds, unions and other organizations that represent them), recording companies, movie studios, software developers, electronic publishers, Internet Service Providers (“ISPs”), public interest groups, other intermediaries and consumers on reasonable methods to prevent, detect and deter Online Infringement. Such efforts must respect the legitimate interests of Internet users and subscribers in protecting their privacy and freedom of speech, in accessing legitimate content, and in being able to challenge the accuracy of allegations of Online Infringement. This work should include an educational component because evidence suggests that most informed consumers will choose lawful services and not engage in Online Infringement. This work also should include the development of solutions that are reasonably necessary to effectuate the rights that are granted by copyright without unduly hampering the legitimate distribution of copyrighted works online or impairing the legitimate rights and interests of consumers and ISPs.
As part of the One AT&T corporate initiative, the AT&T Mobility subpoena function has been in a state of transition from North Palm Beach, FL to Dallas, TX for the past year. Effective March 1, 2011, the final phase of this process will be implemented.
The National Compliance Center (NCC) is a team of specialized, wireless subpoena and court order compliance professionals focused on providing law enforcement, officers of the court, Public Safety Answering Points and other legal contacts with the best possible customer service in the wireless industry. The NCC is located in North Palm Beach, Florida and currently responds to all subpoena, search warrant and court ordered requests nationwide for wireless customer records. The goal of this team is to comply with civil and criminal process and provide assistance to federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, attorneys, and customers pursuant to that process. At the same time, the team must ensure that they adhere to all applicable state and federal laws and protect the privacy of our customers.