Apple Starts Storing User Data On Chinese Servers
Apple is going to store some of its Chinese users’ data on servers in China. This is a very important move taken by Apple. Apple is going to do something which its competitors, i.e. Microsoft and Google, have always been avoiding because of China’s policies on censorship.
Actually Apple wants to bring improvement in its iCloud service, where people store their email, personal documents and photos. In order to accomplish this task Apple has teamed up with China Telecom.
Talking to Reuters Apple said that they are doing so in order to increase bandwidth and improve performance for their Chinese customers. The servers provide by China Telecom will be used to keep this data. The transference of data to servers, provided by China Telecom, also raises some concerns. Now Chinese government is in better position to control personal data of Chinese users because China Telecom is a state-owned company.
The personal data of the users stored on Chinese servers is encrypted. Now the question is who has the power to access this data. Only the data owner is able to access the stored data and even China Telecom will not be able to access the data stored on its own servers. In a statement, on Friday, Apple said that user security and privacy is taken very seriously by the company.
Apple has begun keeping the personal data of some Chinese users on servers in mainland China, marking the first time it is storing user data on Chinese soil.
"On the other hand if they don't store Chinese user data on a Chinese server they're servers for Chinese user data." In July, Apple's iPhone was
APPLE HAS BEGUN storing user data on servers in China, despite the country's claims that the firm is "a threat to national security". This is the first