This is how Apple handles government information requests

Apple(s aapl) on Tuesday published a report on government information requests. According to Apple, “We believe that our customers have a right to understand how their personal information is handled, and we consider it our responsibility to provide them with the best privacy protections available.” The report includes a table detailing the account and device requests Apple has received from law enforcement agencies from January 1 – June 30, 2013. “The most common account requests involve robberies and other crimes or requests from law enforcement officers searching for missing persons or children, finding a kidnapping victim, or hoping to prevent a suicide,” the report reads. In light of many recent reports about the NSA, it’s an interesting look at how a big company like Apple is handling customer privacy.