All Writs Act Orders for Assistance From Tech Companies

The map below tracks what we know, based on publicly available documents filed with federal courts, about the government's improper use of the All Writs Act to force Apple and Google to help unlock mobile devices and give law enforcement access to the data stored on them. The information displayed here was compiled by the ACLU and the ACLU of Massachussetts. 

The ACLU expects to learn about additional All Writs Act cases in response to our FOIA requests and we will continually update this map. 

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Alabama

Apple and Google

Apple - assistance type unspecified: United States v. Apple iPhones 4, No. 1:13-mj-00098-C (S.D. Ala. 2015)

Google - assistance type unspecified, investigation by the DEA: In re Search of LG Smartphone, No. 1:13-mj-00115-B (S.D. Ala. 2013)

Arizona

Apple

Apple - assistance type unspecified: United States v. Sealed Warrant, No. 4:15-mb-01692-BGM (D. Ariz. 2015)

Apple - assistance type unspecified: United States v. Search Warrant, No. 2:15-mb-01249-JFM (D. Ariz. 2015)

Apple - assistance type unspecified: United States v. Search Warrant, No. 3:15-mb-04035-MEA (D. Ariz 2015)

California

Apple and Google

Apple - lock screen bypass, investigation by the FBI: In re Order Requiring Apple, Inc. to Assist in the Execution of a Search Warrant Issued by this Court, No. 4:14-cr-90812-KAW (N.D. Cal. 2014)

Google - password reset, investigation by DHS: In re Order Requiring Google, Inc. to Assist in the Execution of a Search Warrant Issued by this Court, No. 2:15-sw-00568-KJN (E.D. Cal. 2015)

Apple - lock screen bypass: In re Order Requiring Apple, Inc. to Assist in the Execution of a Search Warrant Issued by this Court, 5:14-xr-90470-HRL (N.D. Cal. 2014)

Apple - create code, investigation by the FBI: In re Search of an Apple iPhone Seized during the Execution of Search Warrant on a Black Lexus IS300, California License Plate 35KGD203, No. 5:16-cm-000010-SP and 5:15-mj-00451 (C.D. Cal. 2016)

Apple - lock screen bypass, investigation by the FBI: In re Order Requiring Apple, Inc. to Assist in the Execution of a Search Warrant Issued by this Court, No. 3:14-mj-01245-WVG (S.D. Cal. 2014)

Apple - lock screen bypass, investigation by DHS: In re Order Requiring Apple, Inc. to Assist in the Execution of a Search Warrant Issued by this Court, No. 3:13-mj-04593-MDD (S.D. Cal. 2013)

Apple - assistance type unspecified: In re Order Requiring Apple, Inc. to Assist in the Execution of a Search Warrant, No. 2:13-cm-00342-UA (C.D. Cal. 2013)

Apple - assistance type unspecified: USA v. One Apple iPhone 4S Model A1387 White in Color, No. 2:14-mj-00159-DUTY (C.D. Cal. 2014)

Google - password reset, investigation by the FBI: In re: Search Warrant for: A) One Alcaltel Cellular Telephone; (B) One Kyocera Cellular Telephone; AND (C) One Garmin GPS Device, No. 1-15-sw-00073-SKO (2015)

Google - password reset, investigation by DHS-HSI: In re Order Requiring Google, Inc. to Assist in the Execution of a Search Warrant Issued by this Court, No. 2:15-sw-00602-CKD (E.D. Cal. 2015)

Apple - assistance type unspecified for 3 iPhones: Docket number unknown (N.D. Cal 2015)

Apple - assistance type unspecified: Docket number unknown (S.D. Cal. 2016) Apple - lock screen bypass, investigation by ATF: Order Requiring Apple, Inc. to Assist in the Execution of a Federal Search Warrant, No. 3:11-mj-01771-WMC (S.D. Cal. 2011)

Apple - lock screen bypass, investigation by ATF: In re Search of: One iPhone Cellular Telephone Serial No. 86949MYL3NP IMEI No. 012029001497234 SIM Card No. GA6026850 Black in Color, No. 2:11-mj-08542-PCL (S.D. Cal. 2011)

Apple - lock screen bypass, investigation by the FBI: In re Order Requiring Apple, Inc. to Assist in the Execution of a Search Warrant Issued by this Court, No. 2:15-sw-00333-EFB (E.D. Cal. 2015)

Apple - lock screen bypass, investigation by the FBI: In re Order Requiring Apple, Inc. to Assist in the Execution of a Search Warrant Issued by this Court, No. 2:15-sw-00211-AC (E.D. Cal. 2015)

Colorado

Apple

Apple - lock screen bypass, investigation by the Diplomatic Security Service: In re Order Requiring Apple, Inc. to Assist in the Execution of a Search Warrant Issued by this Court, No. 1:13-sw-05636-KLM (D. Colo. 2013)

Florida

Apple

Apple - lock screen bypass, investigation by the DEA: United States v. Zaragoza, 1:12-cr-20119-UU (S.D. Fla. 2012)

Apple - assistance type unspecified: United States v. Execution of a Search Warrant, 9:13-mj-08153-JMH (S.D. Fla. 2013)

Apple - assistance type unspecified: In re Application/Order for Assistance, No. 2:12-mj-00144-FJL (S.D. Fla. 2012)

Apple - data extraction: United States v. Titus Lamar Bellot, No. 2:14-cr-00048-JES-MRM (M.D. Fla. 2015)

Apple - provide password: United States v. Blake, No. 9:13-mj-08082-DLB (S.D. Fl. 2014)

Georgia

Apple

Apple - lock screen bypass, investigation by the FBI: United States v. Borgella, No. 4:12-mj-00076-GRS (S.D. Ga. 2012)

Illinois

Apple

Apple - assistance type unspecified: United States of America v. The Apple iPhone 5S Model A1530 cellular telephone, No. 1:15-mc-00604 (N.D. Ill. 2015)

Apple - assistance type unspecified: Docket number unknown (N.D. Ill. 2015)

Apple - assistance type unspecified: Docket number unknown (N.D. Ill. 2015)

Apple - assistance type unspecified: Docket number unknown (N.D. Ill. 2016)

Apple - assistance type unspecified: Docket number unknown (N.D. Ill. 2016)

Louisiana

Apple

Apple - lock screen bypass, investigation by the FBI: In re Order Requiring Apple, Inc. to Assist in the Execution of a Search Warrant Issued by this Court, No. 2:14-mc-506-DM (E.D. La. 2014)

Massachusetts

Apple and Google

Apple - lock screen bypass and data extraction, investigation by the FBI: In re Search of AT&T 'flip-style' cellular telephone, bearing serial number 3284510815A5, seized from Desmond Crawford on November 25, 2015, No. 1:16-mj-02006-MBB (D. Mass. 2015)

Apple - assistance type unspecified: Docket number unknown (D. Mass. 2016)

Apple - lock screen bypass, investigation by the FBI: In re Order Requiring Apple, Inc. to Assist in the Execution of a Search Warrant Issued by this Court, No. 1:14-mj-07081-JCB (D. Mass. 2014)

Google - password reset, investigation by the FBI: In re Order Requiring Google, Inc. to Assist in the Execution of a Search Warrant Issued by this Court, No. 1:14-mj-07063-JCB (D. Mass. 2014)

Maryland

Apple

Apple - lock screen bypass, investigation by Air Force Office of Special Investigations: In re Order Requiring Apple, Inc. to Assist in the Execution of a Search Warrant Issued by this Court, No. 8:14-mj-1760-WGC (D. Md. 2014)

Apple - unlock and retrieve data from 2 phones: In re Order Directing Apple, Inc. to Assist in the Execution of a Search Warrant, No. 1:14-mj-00118-SAG (D. Md. 2014)

Maine

Apple

Apple - lock screen bypass, investigation by DHS: In re Order Requiring Apple, Inc. to Assist in the Execution of a Search Warrant Issued by this Court, No. 2:13-mj-00195-GZS (D. Me. 2013)

Minnesota

Apple

Apple - lock screen bypass, investigation by ATF: In re Order Requiring Apple, Inc. to Assist in the Execution of a Search Warrant Issued by this Court, No. 0:15-mj-00004-TNL (D. Minn. 2015)

Apple - assistance type unspecified: United States v. Search Warrant, 0:14-mj-00302-SER (D. Minn. 2014)

Apple - assistance type unspecified: In re Order Requiring Apple, Inc. To Assist in the Execution of a Search Warrant Issued by this Court, No. 0:13-cr-00273-SRN-JJK (D. Minn 2013)

North Carolina

Apple and Google

Google - password reset, investigation by the Secret Service: In re: Order Requiring Google, Inc. to Assist in the Execution of a Search Warrant Issued by this Court, No. 5:13-mj-1904-JG (E.D.N.C. 2013)

Apple - lock screen bypass, investigation by the Secret Service: In re: Order Requiring Apple, Inc. to Assist in the Execution of a Search Warrant Issued by this Court, No. 5:13-mj-1904-JG (E.D.N.C. 2013)

Apple - lock screen bypass, investigation by the Secret Service: In re Search of One Apple iPhone, No. 1:13-mj-172-LPA (M.D.N.C. 2014)

Apple - lock screen bypass, investigation by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service: In the Matter of an Application of the United States of America for a Warrant Authorizing the Search of Certain Electronic Devices, Bags, Documents, and Personal Effects of Fabian David Sparrow, No. 3:13-mj-00326-DCK (W.D. N.C. 2013)

North Dakota

Apple and Google

Apple - lock screen bypass, investigation by the FBI: In re Order Requiring Apple, Inc. to Assist in the Execution of a Search Warrant Issued by this Court, No. 4:14-mj-00198-CSM (D.N.D. 2015)

Apple - data extraction, investigation by the FBI: In re Order Requiring Apple, Inc. to Assist in the Execution of a Search Warrant Issued by this Court, No. 4:13-mj-00165-CSM (D.N.D. 2014)

Google - password reset, investigation by DHS-HSI: In re Order Requiring Google, Inc. to Assist in the Execution of a Search Warrant Issued by this Court, No. 3:12-mj-00132-KKK (D.N.D. 2013)

New Hampshire

Apple

Apple - lock screen bypass, investigation by the FBI: In re Search of White Samsung T-Mobile Cellphone et al., No. 1:10-mj-00054 (D.N.H. 2010)

New Mexico

Apple and Google

Apple - lock screen bypass, investigation by the DEA: In re Order Requiring Apple, Inc. to Assist in the Execution of A Search Warrant for an Apple I-Phone, Serial Number C8PHGFQ1DTFC, Model A1387, FCC ID: BCG-E2430A, IC: 579C-E2430A, Issued by this Court, No. 1:13-mr-01026-KBM (D.N.M. 2013)

Google - password reset, investigation by the FBI: In Re Order Requiring Google, Inc. to Assist in the Execution of a Search Warrant Issued by this Court, No. 1:13-mr-00115-ACT (D.N.M. 2013)

Nevada

Apple

Apple - unlock and extract data from 4 devices, investigation by the FBI: United States v. Wei Seng Phua, No. 2:14-mj-00249-APG-PAL (D. Nev 2015)

New York

Apple

Apple - lock screen bypass: In re Order Requiring [XXX], Inc. to Assist in the Execution of a Search Warrant Issued by this Court by Unlocking a Cellphone, 2014 WL 5510865 (S.D.N.Y. 2014)

Apple - lock screen bypass, investigation by the FBI: In re Order Requiring Apple, Inc. to Assist in the Execution of a Search Warrant Issued by this Court, No. 1:14-mc-00288-CLP (E.D.N.Y. 2014)

Apple - lock screen bypass, investigation by the DEA: In re Order Requiring Apple, Inc. to Assist in the Execution of a Search Warrant Issued by this Court, No. 1:15-mc-01902-JO (E.D.N.Y. 2015)

Apple - lock screen bypass, investigation by the Secret Service: United States v. Jansen, No. 5:08-cr-00753-DNH (N.D.N.Y. 2008)

Apple - lock screen bypass investigation by Secret Service: In re Order Requiring Apple, Inc. to Assist in the Execution of a Search Warrant Issued by this Court, No. 5:12-cr-00453-GTW (N.D.N.Y. 2012)

Apple - lock screen bypass, investigation by the DEA: In re Order Requiring Apple, Inc. to Assist in the Execution of a Search Warrant Issued by this Court, No. 2:13-mc-00214-WDW (E.D.N.Y. 2014)

Apple - lock screen bypass, investigation by DHS-HSI: In re Order Requiring Apple, Inc. to Assist in the Execution of a Search Warrant Issued by this Court, No. 1:12-mj-1083-CLP (E.D.N.Y. 2012)

Apple - lock screen bypass, investigation by the FBI: In re Order Requiring Apple, Inc. to Assist in the Execution of a Search Warrant Issued by this Court, No. 1:11-mj-01276-SMG (E.D.N.Y. 2012)

Apple - lock screen bypass, investigation by the DEA:United States v. Camacho, No. 1:13-cr-00058-KBF (N.D.N.Y. 2013)

Apple - assistance type unspecified for 2 iPhones: Docket number unknown (E.D.N.Y. 2015)

Apple - assistance type unspecified: Docket number unknown (S.D.N.Y. 2015)

Apple - assistance type unspecified: Docket number unknown (S.D.N.Y. 2015)

Apple - lock screen bypass, investigation by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service: In re Order Requiring Apple, Inc. to Assist in the Execution of a Search Warrant Issued by this Court, No. 1:13-mj-00649-CLP (E.D.N.Y. 2013)

Ohio

Apple

Apple - lock screen bypass, investigation by the FBI: In re Order Requiring Apple, Inc. to Assist in the Execution of a Search Warrant Issued by this Court, No. 1:13-mj-3163-GW (N.D. Ohio 2013)

Apple - lock screen bypass, investigation by DHS: In re Order Requiring Apple, Inc. to Assist in the Execution of a Search Warrant Issued by this Court, No. 1:14-mj-04136-NAV (N.D. Ohio 2014)

Apple - lock screen bypass, investigation by the FBI: In re Order Requiring Apple, Inc. to Assist in the Execution of a Search Warrant Issued by this Court, No. 3:15-mj-00385-SLO (S.D. Ohio 2015)

Apple - lock screen bypass, investigation by the FBI: In re Order Requiring Apple, Inc. to Assist in the Execution of a Search Warrant Issued by this Court, No. 3:15-mj-00386-SLO (S.D. Ohio 2015)

Oregon

Google

Google - assistance type unspecified, investigation by the BLM: Search Warrant, No. 1-12-mc-00305 (Or. 2012)

Pennsylvania

Apple

Apple - assistance type unspecified: United States v. 2 Cellular Telephones, No. 2:13-mj-01129 (E.D. Pa. 2013)

Apple - assistance type unspecified: United States v. A White Apple iPhone with Black Rubber Case, et al., No. 2:13-mj-01360 (E.D. Pa. 2013)

Apple - assistance type unspecified: United States v. iPhone 4s Serial Number C39HC0F5DTD8L, No. 2:14-mj-00591 (E.D. Pa. 2014)

Apple - assistance type unspecified: United States v. One Black and Silver T-Mobile Cellular Telephone with Serial Number P7U2B913A110222 (Including Any Possible Smart/Storage Cards) et al., No. 2:14-mj-00612 (E.D. Pa. 2014)

Apple - assistance type unspecified: United States vs. One (1) Black T-Movile LG Cell Phone, Serial Number 306KPCA155107 et al, No. 2:14-mj-00598 (E.D. Pa. 2014)

Apple - data extraction, investigation by ATF: In re Order Requiring Apple, Inc. to Assist in the Execution of a Search Warrant Issued by this Court, No. 2:15-mj-01362 (E.D. Pa. 2015)

South Dakota

Apple and Google

Google - password reset, investigation by DHS-ICE: In re Order Requiring Google, Inc. to Assist in the Execution of a Search Warrant Issued by this Court, No. 4:14-mc-00097-JES (D.S.D. 2014)

Apple - lock screen bypass, investigation by DHS: In re Order Requiring Apple, Inc. to Assist in the Execution of a Search Warrant Issued by this Court, No. 4:15-mj-00036-VLD (D.S.D. 2015)

Washington

Apple and Google

Apple - lock screen bypass, investigation by the FBI: United States v. Navarro, No. 3:13-cr-05525-BHS (W.D. Wash 2013)

Apple - lock screen bypass, investigation by the Secret Service: In re Order Requring Apple, Inc. to Assist in the Execution of a Search Warrant Issued by this Court, No. 2:14-mj-00319 (W.D. Wa. 2014)

Google - password reset, investigation by DHS-HSI: In re Order Requiring Google, Inc. to Assist in the Execution of a Search Warrant Issued by this Court, No. 2:15-mj-004766-MAT (W.D. Wash. 2015)

Google - password reset, investigation by DHS-HSI: In re Order Requiring Google, Inc. to Assist in the Execution of Search Warrants Issued by this Court, No. 2:15-mj-00309-DB (W.D. Wash. 2015)

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