CloudFlare, the rich and fast-growing provider of website performance and security services, published its first comprehensive “Transparency Report” to show how often law enforcement agencies request data about its clients. The report says the company has received hundreds of subpoenas and security letters, but that such requests have affected only 0.017 percent of its 2 million customers.
Transparency reports have become a common feature of the tech landscape, published by everyone from Google(s goog) to AT&T (s att), but the CloudFare report is significant because of its forceful tone and because its CEO, Matthew Prince, has been one of the most outspoken figures in the debate over NSA surveillance and the tech industry.
In September, Price decried the NSA’s gag order policies related to security requests as “insane.” He also warned that the agency’s controversial programs, disclosed in a series of leaks by former NSA contractor…
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