Apple Awarded Top Rating in Privacy Advocacy Group Report

Apple received the highest rating in the digital rights advocacy group Electronic Frontier Foundation’s annual “Who has your back?” report. Apple joins eight other tech companies with the best rating for adopting best practices around transparency and protecting their users when the government asks for data about them.


In its fifth year in the report, Apple earned five stars because it has adopted every best practice the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has identified as an important part of protecting user data, and this year recommends the company for its “strong stance regarding user rights, transparency, and privacy.”

In its annual report, EFF studied the tech industry’s big players and ranked them on five aspects: whether they follow industry-accepted practices, tell users about government data demands, disclose policies on data retention, disclose government content removal requests, and oppose backdoors.

After analyzing 24 companies, Apple, Adobe, Dropbox, Sonic, WordPress, Credo Mobile, Wikimedia, Wickr, and Yahoo received the highest rating.

This is the second year Apple has scored well in the EFF report, which details why the digital advocacy group gave the company this rating.

You can read the full report by following this link.

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