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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 “strongly” 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 “continue 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 “narrowest possible set of information” to the authorities when appropriate.

The Next Web

Read Apple’s full report here.

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