Apple’s 2015 Transparency Report Sees Few Canadian Law Enforcement Requests
Apple published its biannual transparency report late on Monday, which reveals the total number of requests from law enforcement agencies across the globe between July 1 and December 31, 2015. Turns out the company received thousands of requests in the US alone, while in Canada the number drops to 9 in the aforementioned time frame.
In the US law enforcement sought information from Apple 4,000 times, covering 16,112 devices, up compared to the first half of 2015 but down from the second half of 2014, the Wall Street Journal notes.
As Apple points out, it handed over data in 80% of the cases in the second half of 2015, for US requests. As for Canada, the nine law enforcement requests covered 36 devices, and Apple handed over data in six cases (67%).
Beyond devices, the transparency report also shows the number of requests for information pertaining to iCloud or iTunes accounts. While this number is 1,015 for the US for 5192 accounts, in Canada this drops to 6 requests for information about 9 accounts. That’s way lower than the over one million BBM messages intercepted by the RCMP.
You can read the full report by clicking here.