Few weeks ago we saw many issues regarding NSA’s PRISM act over different tech companies. It is all about user’s data collection by the Government agencies. Google and Facebook already denied that Government not had such direct access to their servers. Here how Apple handle the Government orders
Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook are United States most trusted tech companies. There are billions of people around the globe who use their services every day. So that it’s their responsibility to ensure the user privacy. Today Apple revealed about actual matters behind Government laws and their privacy acts through official webpage.
How Apple handle the Government orders
Like Google and Facebook Apple also said about the denial of Government’s direct access to their servers. Apple said that such sharing of informations can be only done under legal court orders. The Company always wants to keep their user’s private data from others to ensure the strong privacy.
“From December 1, 2013 to May 31, 2013 Apple received between 4000 and 5000 requests from U.S law enforcement for customer data. Between 9000 and 10000 accounts or devices were specified in those requests, which came from federal, state and local authorities and included both criminal investigations and nation security matters. The most common request comes from police investigating robberies and other crimes, searching for missing childrens, try to locate a patient with Alzheimer’s disease, or hoping to prevent a suicide.
Regardless of circumstances, our legal team conducts an evaluation of each request and, only if appropriate, we retrieve and deliver the narrowest possible set of informations to the authorities. In fact, from time to time when we see inconsistencies or inaccuracies in a request, we will refuse to fulfill it” Apple said.
Apple said that the company always tries to keep the user data as safe as possible. The company believes that user privacy is the primary goal that every tech companies want to keep every time. As the iMessages and FaceTime are used end to end encryption no one other than sender and receiver can’t see them. Apple also said that user privacy is the first ever tings that they want to keep all time.