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In a groundbreaking move towards transparency, Apple has unveiled its latest report detailing customer data requests received from the U.S. government during the first half of 2022.
For the first time in history, Apple has disclosed the aggregate count of “geofence requests” originating from the U.S. government. These requests aim to obtain specific latitude and longitude coordinates within a defined time frame. However, it’s important to note that Apple does not retain this data, aligning with its steadfast commitment to safeguarding customer privacy. Consequently, the company refrains from disclosing it to law enforcement, all while adhering strictly to established legal procedures.
Straight from the Transparency Report:
“In some instances, government agencies may approach Apple seeking customer data linked to precise latitude and longitude coordinates, commonly referred to as ‘geofence’ requests. It’s essential to clarify that Apple does not possess any data to furnish in response to geofence requests.”
For those eager for further insights, the complete Transparency Report can be accessed as a downloadable PDF on Apple’s official website.
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