Equally to the decline in knowledge requests, the instances the place Apple complied with these requests has additionally dropped, right down to 77% (worldwide) from 80% in 2019. The variety of gadgets Apple acquired requests for within the second half of final 12 months is recorded as 83,307.
Whereas Apple does not at all times have the liberty to reveal all the knowledge round government-issued knowledge requests, the corporate did say the U.S. sought entry to round twenty-five thousand Apple accounts with relation to nationwide safety (underneath the Overseas Intelligence Surveillance Act).
The FBI additionally despatched lots of of Nationwide Safety Letters to Apple, with the Bureau going after a couple of thousand Apple accounts through the latter half of 2020.
As for worldwide knowledge requests, Germany wins the award for the most important rely, because it apparently tried to entry a complete of 16,819 gadgets. China follows after, ending the second half of the 12 months with 11,372 requests. Curiously, that is 13 instances as many requests as China made in 2019, after they made lower than a thousand requests for knowledge.