Apple is now going to report government as they said to remove several apps from App store, issued in Apple’s transparency report. Apple releases transparency report twice in a year as to check the number of account takedown requests.
A few days ago, the company has released the first yearly report in which they mention that the company will be reporting Government requests since they have received many requests globally from Government to remove the app from app store. These requests are, particularly about the privacy, potential legality, and policy provision violation.
“will report on Government requests to take down Apps from the App Store in instances related to alleged violations of legal and/or policy provisions,” Apple states in a report.
The number will show us how many times the Government has tried to block access to certain apps on the store and how many the orders are actually approved by Apple. But the company yet has not revealed any information about the number of takedown requests from the government. Apple can not say yes to every request but if there is an actual bona fide or legal privacy provision state occurs then subsequently the company will act in accordance with the requests.
Furthermore, Government from all over the world sent almost 29,718 devices information with data compiled with 79 percent of cases. Governments also requested information on 3,358 Apple accounts and compiled data with 82 percent of cases. Now Apple has to look upon on all request from a legal point of view.