Apple data requests to be made formal with its new global law enforcement portal

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Apple recently is making a lot of effort towards having its user Data management policy strong enough to avoid unwanted penetration

Apple, after requesting all apps on its app store to ensure the usage of privacy policy is creating a web portal for law enforcement data request. Apple has long had a reputation for obstructing law enforcement, however, that’s far from the reality. There has been a lot of law engagement requesting for breakdown analysis for user’s data and digital evidence backup. Apple in as much as accountable from onset, is ready to create a platform that gives everyone access to their data usage.

The news comes via a letter from Apple General Counsel Kate Adams sent to U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.). It responds to a July report from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) on the cybersecurity needs of law enforcement agencies. Apple famously refused to help the FBI access San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook’s iPhone in 2016. Law enforcement officials were also unhappy about the recent USB restricted mode that can protect against police hacking tools.

Apple responded to more than 14,000 requests from US law enforcement agencies related to more than 62,000 devices, accounts, or financial identifiers in the US as noted by Adams in the body of the letter that was publicized. In addition he stated that Apple trained almost 1000 officers on how to go about obtaining data from the company. To make these requests easier to submit, which are currently done via email, Apple is introducing an online tracking and submissions tool that will be operational before the end of the year.

In addition, Apple is to expand its police-training team, thus creating an online module for law enforcement that mirrors the in-person training. While the letter focuses on Apple’s willingness to help law enforcement gather evidence where it’s legally able to do so, there is no mention of encryption. Apple is ensuring that it does not flaws in the area of user’s privacy which is the utmost reason for the creation of the law enforcement portal.

 

 

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