Apple Launches Updated Transparency Report Webpage, Releases Data For January to June 2018

Apple Launches Updated Transparency Report Webpage, Releases Data For January to June 2018

Posted by · 9530 views · Translate

Apple has released its Transparency Report for the first half of 2018 and launched a new webpage to make viewing the data easier.

Apple is very seriously committed to protecting your data and we work hard to deliver the most secure hardware, software and services available. We believe our customers have a right to understand how their personal data is managed and protected. This report provides information regarding requests Apple received from government agencies worldwide and U.S. private parties from January 1 through June 30, 2018.

Total device requests for H1 2018 reached 32,342, up 9% from last year. Germany made the most requests (13,704). The U.S. came in second at 4,570.

Apple Launches Updated Transparency Report Webpage, Releases Data For January to June 2018

Matters of Note: Device Requests
● China - High number of devices specified in requests predominantly due to insurance fraud and stolen device investigations.
● Finland - High number of devices specified in requests due to a stolen device investigation.
● Germany - High volume of device requests predominantly due to stolen devices investigations.
● Poland - High number of devices specified in requests predominantly due to tax fraud investigations from Customs and Revenue Authorities.
● South Korea - High number of devices specified in requests predominantly due to stolen device investigations.

Matters of Note: Financial Identifier Requests
● Australia - High number of financial identifiers specified in requests predominantly due to iTunes Gift Card and credit card fraud investigations.
● Canada - High number of financial identifiers specified in requests predominantly due to iTunes Gift Card and credit card fraud investigations.
● China - High number of financial identifiers specified in requests predominantly due to iTunes Gift Card investigations.
● Germany - High number of financial identifier requests predominantly due to iTunes Gift Card and credit card fraud investigations.
● India - High number of financial identifiers specified in requests predominantly due to an iTunes Gift Card fraud investigation.
● United States - High number of financial identifier requests predominantly due to iTunes Gift Card and credit card fraud investigations. High number of financial identifiers specified in requests predominantly due to Reseller fraud, iTunes Gift Card fraud, and financial fraud investigations.

Matters of Note: Account Requests
● Brazil - High number of accounts specified in court orders; investigation type was not indicated in these orders.
● China - High number of accounts specified in requests predominantly due to a fraud investigation.
● India - High number of accounts specified in requests predominantly due to an iTunes Gift Card fraud investigation.
● United States - High number of accounts specified in requests predominantly due to extortion, fraud, and suspected unauthorized account access/phishing investigations.

You can download the full report from here.

Check out the new Transparency Report website at the link below.

Read More


Apple Launches Updated Transparency Report Webpage, Releases Data For January to June 2018

Recent