May 20, 2021

Apple criticised for storing data inside China

Apple has confirmed that it is storing Chinese customers' data inside data centres based in China, following reports by the New York Times. Apple said it was complying with Chinese law about the data storage of its nationals. By housing the encrypted data in servers inside the country, Apple was "Playing by Chinese rules", he added. "We retain control of the encryption keys for our users' data, and every new data centre we build affords us the opportunity to use Apple's most cutting-edge hardware and security technologies to protect those keys," it said in a statement. In December 2020 Apple removed around 46,000 apps from its China App Store, following a deadline set by the state.

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