Posted 12/10/2013 at 11:11 AM
Posted 4 years ago
AT&T, T-Mobile USA, C Spire, U.S. Cellular all have amassed large sums of money, from $55,000 to $11 million, from law enforcement agencies. It is in tandem with the 1.1 million culled requests from users.
Federal and state and local police with search warrants or subpoenas, at the ready in most situations, make data requests.
The cellphone providing companies bill “reasonable expenses” for their cooperation with police, which they are legally entitled to do.