Martyn Williams reports:
Apple on Tuesday provided a report on how much data on users governments have demanded from the company, and sought to set itself apart from Silicon Valley competitors whose businesses are built on amassing personal data.
Apple fielded requests from U.S. law enforcement agencies for details on between 2,000 and 3,000 accounts in the first half of this year, the company said.
The requests generally sought items such as personal information on customers, email, photographs stored in iCloud and other such data stored online, according to Apple. U.S. regulations prohibit Apple from disclosing information in increments finer than 1,000 and it isn’t allowed to say what percentage of those requests it rejected or fulfilled.
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