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Apple Releases Transparency Report

DATA COLLECTION—AUSTRALIA

November 7, 2013

In its new transparency report, Apple revealed that it has released user data to the Australian government. The company says it offered data such as names and addresses attached to 41 user accounts in the first half of 2013 but not “content” like photos and e-mails. The Australian reports that the majority of government requests related to lost or stolen devices, the company said, noting that “Unlike other companies dealing with requests for customer data from government agencies, Apple's main business is not about collecting information.” Of 1,178 device data requests, the company responded with “some” data to 695. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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