Apple announced that it was going to expand the scope of its semiannual transparency report. Beginning with e of its next reports – e that will cover the period from July 1 to December 31, 2018 – the company will share details of applicatis for withdrawal of government enforcement.
The announcement was hidden in the latest transparency report, in which Apple shares details of "customer inquiries" from the government and individuals. The company says that it takes the protecti of user data very seriously, and this additi to the report sees Apple demstrating this by providing even more information.
For now, it is not clear how far Apple will look at these future reports, but for those who claim the most from transparency possible the part of companies, it is certainly a step in the right directi.
Demoliti requests there have been, but it would be possible to go further. Apple could, for example, break down the figures by country, reveal the number of requests to which it complies or even give the names of applicatis that the government was not satisfied.
In its latest report from July 1 to December 31, 2017, Apple says:
Starting from July 1 to December 31, 2018, Apple will report government requests to remove applicatis from App Store in cases related to allegatis of …