Apple confirms Trump's DoJ requested Dems' data

Saturday, 12. June 2021 06:38

Apple Inc. revealed in a statement that in 2018 it was asked by the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) for communications data of several congressional lawmakers.

The company said that the DoJ demanded data on 73 phone numbers and 36 email addresses in a subpoena issued by a federal grand jury. "It would have been virtually impossible for Apple to understand the intent of the desired information without digging through users' accounts," the tech giant added, denying it had known that the accounts belonged to Democrats.

The news comes after a report by The New York Times suggested that the former government subpoenaed Apple for the phone records of at least two Democrats in Congress.

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