Apple has been notorious in providing user data upon request of Police and “Security Authorities” , but now it seems the first trillion is easing or actually setting certain rule for this data request. In order to make sure this request data by police to the iPhone makers remains swift, the US Tech Company aims at providing an online tool for police to formally request the user data. Moreover, Apple also plans to train the police officials on what sort of data can actually be obtained through data request system.
It should be noted here that over the years’ Apple has shown a bit of relaxation in its data providing policy as it provides some of its user data upon valid requests. Data stored on iPhone ’s online iCloud service is provided to security agencies on request.
It will be pertinent to mention here that Apple has not made any statements officially in this regard thus far. All the information being penned down above is with the hints and information given in the letter, dated Sept. 4, which was sent from Apple General Counsel Kate Adams to U.S. Sen. Sheldon White House.
The US tech mogul’s letter also mentioned that around 14,000 U.S. law enforcement requests last year, including 231 “domestic emergency requests” were responded. Moreover, the letter states that the response to such requests was given within 20 minutes of receipt “regardless of the time of day or night.”