Apple Discloses Law Enforcement Requests For Cloud Data

A posting from CRN in there Security section:

Law enforcement has made as many as 5,000 requests for data about Apple (NSDQ:AAPL) customers since Dec. 1, according to a disclosure Apple issued Monday.

“We do not provide any government agency with direct access to our servers, and any government agency requesting customer content must get a court order,” Apple said in a statement in response to questions from news organizations about its cooperation with the government’s Prism program.

Apple received between 4,000 and 5,000 requests from U.S. law enforcement for customer data from Dec. 1, 2012, to May 31, 2013, Apple said. The requests impacted as many as 10,000 devices or Apple accounts.


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