Apple has shared the
variety of person knowledge requests it obtained final yr.
Photograph: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Nationwide safety requests for person knowledge from Apple doubled in
the second half of 2016, in comparison with the primary six months,
Apple’s newly-published biannual transparency report reveals.

Apple obtained
someplace between 5,750 and 5,999 orders throughout the
July-December interval of final yr, in comparison with the two,750 and
2,999 requests it was handed within the January-June interval. This
represents the very best complete depend within the three.5 years since Apple
first started releasing this info in a six-monthly report.

the stats on a worldwide foundation, Apple obtained 2,231 requests
Worldwide Authorities Account Requests for info. Of
these, greater than half — 1,219 — got here from U.S. companies. Apple
offered knowledge 79 p.c of the time, and 83 p.c of
the time within the U.S.

As with earlier transparency reviews,
Apple mentioned that it, “has not obtained any orders for bulk knowledge”

securityApple obtained one
Nationwide Safety Letter about considered one of its customers.
Photograph: Apple

Apple did obtain, nonetheless, is a Nationwide Safety
Letter from the U.S. authorities, which permits the FBI and different
companies to safe non-public knowledge from prospects even earlier than they
obtain courtroom approval to take action. Such knowledge can not embody name
content material, emails, or different messages.

barred from sharing particular particulars in regards to the Nationwide
Safety Letter in query, however its report does verify that
it obtained one. That is the primary time Apple has reported
receiving such a letter.

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You possibly can
try Apple’s whole transparency report right here.