Verizon Communications said it would publish a report that will provide data on the number of requests for customer information that it received in 2013 from the governments of countries where it does business.
Verizon expects to publish an initial report in early 2014 and to update this report semi-annually.
To the extent permitted by applicable U.S. and foreign laws and regulations, Verizon's transparency report will identify the total number of law enforcement agency requests received from government authorities in criminal cases.
In addition, the report will break out this data under categories such as subpoenas, court orders and warrants. Verizon will also provide other details about the legal demands it receives, as well as information about requests for information in emergencies.
Similar to transparency reports published by other major Internet companies, Verizon's report will not disclose information about other national security requests received by the company.