Apple Reveals Number Of Government Requests For Customer Data

Apple reveals number of government requests for customer data

Apple published a report that details the number of consumer data requests it receives from governments around the world. The company also said it β€œstrongly” opposes limits on the number of U.S. government requests it can report.

At present, the company is limited to only providing a broad range for the number from the US government. …

The report, which appears to be a first for Apple, contains all the data that the company is legally allowed to share. Moving forward, Apple said that it will β€œcontinue to advocate for greater transparency.”

Apple revealed in June that it had received 4,000-5,000 requests from US officials from December 2012 to May 2013. The firm said at the time that its legal team reviews each requests and only provides the β€œnarrowest possible set of information” to the authorities when appropriate.

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Read Apple’s full report here.