Apple plans to create a web portal for law enforcement agencies requests for user data. At the same time, they will also set up a team to train law enforcement officers to understand what data is available and obtain sensitive data when it’s legally requested. The news comes after the company updated its privacy website yesterday.
It is supposed that just last year Apple responded to about 14,000 official data requests from law enforcement agencies. The Cupertino firm now plans to streamline this process by opening up the web portal that makes it easier for officers to access relevant data such as emails, stored photos, documents, contacts, calendars, bookmarks, Safari browsing history, etc.
By the end of 2018 we will begin the launch of an online portal for authenticated law enforcement officers globally to submit lawful requests for data, track requests, and obtain responsive data from Apple.
We are building a team of professionals dedicated to training law enforcement officers globally, which will significantly increase our ability to reach smaller police forces and agencies. This will include the development of an online training module for officers. This will assist Apple in training a larger number of law enforcement agencies and officers globally, and ensure that our company’s information and guidance can be updated to reflect the rapidly changing data landscape.
Nevertheless, Apple will still uphold its fundamental commitment to protect the security and privacy of its customers. They will also make sure that no one never can create backdoors for its products and services.
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