Earlier today in a blog post by Snapchat, the company stated that it has given “about a dozen” unopened messages over to law enforcement. While the company has repeatedly assured its users that all messages being sent using the service remain secure, this guarantee that does not apply to unopened messages being stored on the company’s servers (which can only be accessed until they are viewed).

In their statement, the company has described the situation in detail, reiterating it’s dedication to privacy.

So what is a circumstance when we might manually retrieve a Snap, assuming it is still unopened? For example, there are times when we, like other electronic communication service providers, are permitted and sometimes compelled by law to access and disclose information. For example, if we receive a search warrant from law enforcement for the contents of Snaps and those Snaps are still on our servers, a federal law called the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) obliges us to produce the Snaps to the requesting law enforcement agency. For more information, see the section of our Privacy Policy that discusses circumstances when we may disclose information.

Taking all of the above into consideration, out of the estimated 350 million messages being sent out every day using the service, the odds of your nude selfies being seeing by law enforcement aren’t high.