Apple Changes Reporting Procedures for US National Security Requests
Apple announced this week that it has changed the way it reports on national security requests for user data by the US government, bringing it more in line with companies such as Microsoft and Google.
Apple now separates National Security Letters and requests under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA. The firm will also report the number of FISA requests for a user’s content versus those not inquiring about such content.
It is said that the changes may extend delays in Apple’s reporting of overall national security requests. However, the new format will be easier for researchers and the public to compare.