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This document, by the US internet company Yahoo!, which is designed for law enforcement and intelligence agencies eyes only, provides a "menu" of the various types of private customer information—email, chat logs, ip addresses, etc.—that Yahoo is able to provide to requesters.
Various forms to "order" different types of customer information are provided in the appendix.
For each Yahoo! ID, Yahoo! may have the following
information: name, home address, business address, phone, time zone, birthday, gender, occupation, alternate
email address, registration IP address, date account
In order for Yahoo! to turn over any information to law enforcement based on a user’s consent to search, the user’s
signed consent must be accompanied by a subpoena, and Yahoo! must be able to successfully verify the account of
the user whose information is being sought. Along with the user’s signed consent and a detailed description of the
information the user is requesting from Yahoo!, the user must provide the information requested in the Sample
Consent to Search Form to Yahoo! in writing. (See Appendix D) If the user is unable to verify ownership of the
account by providing registration information that matches what is in Yahoo!’s records, Yahoo! will be unable to
produce records pursuant to the user consent.
Sample Language for Subpoenas, Court Orders, and Search Warrants
Sample Subpoena Wording for Identification of a Yahoo! User
Any and all records regarding the identification of a user with the Yahoo! ID “___________” or Yahoo! email account
“____________________________,” to include name and address; Yahoo! email address; alternate email address;
IP address and date and time of registration; account status; and log-in IP addresses associated with session times
Note: If Credit card numbers are sought, please identify any Yahoo! premium service used by the subscriber, if
known, and insert: “credit card numbers used by the Yahoo! user to pay for Yahoo! premium services [or the name
of the specific Yahoo! premium service used].”
Originally posted by ch1ldofthe70s
I am starting to see why a rather paranoid friend of mine has never ever used his real name or info in any way on the internet. I know some are suspicious of folks like that, but I do understand a persons desire to not want to sacrifice privacy for the sake of a false sense of security. Or as he put it, "Give up my privacy so that TPTB can sleep better at nite cuz all the sheep are accounted for? Hell with that...let 'em worry".