New York, NY
said by haroldo:You had me until you said "their corporate policy".
Apple has 63,000 employees and does over $100B in sales worldwide. I don't think one employee in one store dealing with one client on one transaction defines the type of company that they are nor their corporate policy.
The company or entrusted representatives of said company define the policy. The policy is in some way a reflection of the company and how they choose to do business. Store policy doesnt supersede US law so there may be a bigger issue at play but an Apple store isnt necessarily the best first place to deal with such a law if applicable.
It would be better IMO for Apple to simply hand over information about all customers and let the government deal with it,
which doesnt make much sense either,...its too invasive.
This should be more of a customs issue. Deal with it as the attempt is made to leave for or enter said country not at the point of sale.