Source: Business Insider
Apple announced in a report Friday that it received a record-high 3,619 requests from the US government for users’ account information in the first half of 2019, up 36% from the previous six-month period. Apple said it complied with 90% of those requests, which generally asked for customers’ iTunes or iCloud account details and occasionally their iCloud data. Apple’s report comes amid its battle with the US government over privacy , which was reignited this week after it refused an FBI request to unlock a mass shooter’s iPhones. The report paints a stark contrast to the government’s efforts to paint Apple as unhelpful in assisting law enforcement’s’ investigations. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Apple released its biannual transparency report on Friday, which included details about the number and type of government and private party requests for customer information that the company received globally. Apple said it received 3,619 “account requests” from the US government in the first half of 2019, nearly a 36% jump from the six months prior and more than previous periods (the report is available as far back as 2013).