This is our second annual transparency report which offers a detailed insight into the legal frameworks, governance principles and operating policies and procedures associated with responding to demands for assistance from law enforcement and intelligence agencies across 28 countries.

We have retained much of the explanatory text used in the 2014 report which sets out our principles and practices in what remains a significant area of public debate and concern. However, there are three notable changes to the 2014 report:

  • we have added a new section which focuses on network censorship content blocking and the restriction of services which may impact our customers' ability to express themselves freely. The new section includes a summary of why - and how - governments, authorities and agencies block or restrict access to certain content, services or networks. It also includes a statement of our own beliefs - The Vodafone freedom of expression principles and network censorship - in addressing what are complex challenges in many countries;
  • we have updated our country-by-country summary with the number of lawful intercept and communications data demands received over the preceding year; and
  • in February 2015, we updated the legal annexe which summarises the most important legal powers in force in our 28 countries of operation.

During 2014-15, we met a number of stakeholders with specialist interests and expertise in privacy, human rights and freedom of expression issues. We are grateful for their insights and suggestions, many of which we have tried to reflect in this year's report.

Law Enforcement Disclosure Report 2015

Read our updated report on the legal frameworks, governance principles and operating policies and procedures associated with responding to demands for law enforcement assistance from intelligence agencies in 28 countries.