Apple Publishes Log of Government Information Requests

With government requests for user information on the rise at Apple, Google, Facebook and elsewhere, the Cupertino, California-based tech giant has issued a new report detailing the frequency of these requests. Customers have a right to understand how their personal information is handled, Apple says, adding that it is “our responsibility to provide them with …   Read More

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Apple Publishes Log of Government Information RequestsWith government requests for user information on the rise at Apple, Google, Facebook and elsewhere, the Cupertino, California-based tech giant has issued a new report detailing the frequency of these requests.

Customers have a right to understand how their personal information is handled, Apple says, adding that it is “our responsibility to provide them with the best privacy protections available.”

For that reason, Apple is detailing the requests it receives from governments around the world seeking information about individual users or devices “in the interest of transparency” for Apple customers around the world.

“We have no interest in amassing personal information about our customers,” Apple says. “We protect personal conversations by providing end-to-end encryption over iMessage and FaceTime. We do not store location data, Maps searches, or Siri requests in any identifiable form.”

Unfortunately, Apple is prevented by law from dishing on specifics that could relate to national security. And that’s why the juiciest details in this report aren’t so juicy. They mostly relate to the nations from which the government requests originate.

To review the full report from Apple, click here.

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