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Apple Publishes Guidelines for Law Enforcement Data Requests

Apple published a new page defining legal processes guidelines wednesday night, the page gives an idea about the guidelines with regard to customer data from U.S. law enforcement agencies, stating what information the company is permitted to retrieve and not permitted to do the same, from devices upon the receipt of a search warrant or a legal notice.

While extraction of data from passcode protected iOS devices, Apple specifies that it may only recoup information from their native apps including Message, Photos, Video, Contacts, Audio recording and call history. However, Apple will not allow access to email, calendar entries or any third-party app data. Apple said that data extraction and retrieval can only be performed on devices in “good working order” at Cupertino, California HQ.

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