Apple’s latest transparency report shows a rise in worldwide demands for data.
The company revealed that this year it has received 32,342 requests — which is a 9 percent increase from the last reporting period — for 163,823 devices in the second half of the year. Germany came out on top with 13,704 requests for data on 26,160 devices, which Apple said was mostly due to stolen devices. The U.S. came in second with 4,570 requests for 14,911 devices.
In addition, Apple said that it received 4,177 requests for account data on around 40,641 accounts, which is a 25 percent boost on the previous reporting period. The increase can be attributed to China’s request for thousands of devices’ worth of data during one fraud investigation.